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- Personal life and popularity: Who is Naas Botha wife?
Naas Botha is known as a Northern Transvaal and Springboks former Rugby union player who was born on 27th February 1958 as Hendrik Egnatius Botha. He was born in the place called Eastern Transvaal, South Africa. For earlier education he was sent to Hoerskool Hendrik Verwoerd in Pretoria. Botha was voted Rugby Player of the Year thrice. Nothing much on Naas Botha family is available on any of the sources. These days he has become a rugby commentator on South African M-Net and Supersport TV channels.
Naas Botha was inspired of playing professional baseball even from his childhood. Eventually, he tried for a sport scholarship in United States. On the other hand, Botha was too good in cricket, tennis and athletics. Finally, Botha was chosen to join the South African under-20 rugby team. While he was at University of Pretoria, he was noticed by the selectors and at the age of 22 he played his first Test for Springboks. Besides his Springbok team, both also played for Northern Transvaal Province Team which is now known as Blue Bulls. He remained with Blue Bulls from the year 1977 to 1995. During this tenure, Botha won the Currie Cup nine times and dominated domestic South African rugby. After few international tours, he was once banned for international tournaments. Later in 1987 after monetary compromise, Botha joined Italian club called Rugby Rovigo and played 119 games and contributed them to win two national championships. Soon he re-joined Springboks. For his countless records with Springboks, he is still regarded as one of greatest players of the Springbok. Even after being so successful, the Naas Botha net worth is not disclosed by any sources. Instead, the news regarding Naas Botha bankruptcy was circulated. Due to ban in international tournaments, Botha faced a six-year financial battle with Nedbank.
Personal life and popularity: Who is Naas Botha wife?
Moving into Naas Botha personal life, well he is a married man. Naas Botha wife is Karen who is a former Springbok athlete and long jump record-holder. The couple is blessed with four children. Kyla, Gaeby and Lee-gre are Naas Botha daughters who were born between the years 1991 and 2004. Similarly, Naas Botha son is Francois Jooste. Naas Botha is regular on social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter where he is connected with his fans and well wishers. Similarly, he has certified fan page on Facebook as well. Naas Botha bio is published by very few online sources including Wikipedia.