Cecil Afrika: age, wife, education, career, highlights, worth

Cecil Afrika: age, wife, education, career, highlights, worth

Cecil Afrika is one of the most successful professional rugby players in South Africa after conquering the world of sevens for 11 years. He played for the national sevens team from 2009 to 2020 and helped the team clinch top awards, including the 2016 Summer Olympics bronze medal. In 2011, he was named the IRB Sevens Player of the Year.

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The rugby athlete played for the national sevens team from 2009 to 2020. Photo: @SABreakingNews
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Great vision, speed and skills are the attributes that have kept Afrika at the top of the rugby game. How well do you know the details about the professional athlete? Below are his detailed biography and career highlights.

Cecil Afrika profile summary

  • Full name: Cecil Sebastian Afrika
  • Nickname: Oom C
  • Date of birth: 3rd March 1988
  • Cecil Afrika age: 33 years as of 2021
  • Height: 5’9’’
  • Nationality: South African
  • Occupation: Rugby player, entrepreneur
  • Position: Fullback, fly-half
  • Cecil Afrika team: San Diego Legion of Major League Rugby (MLR) as of 2021
  • Cecil Afrika Twitter: @AfrikaCecil
  • Cecil Afrika Instagram: @cecilafrika

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Early life and education

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The professional rugby player with his mother. Photo: @cecilafrika
Source: Instagram

The athlete was born on 3rd March 1988 in Port Elizabeth, Mzansi. He is 33 years old in 2021. Cecil is close to his mother as he often posts her on his Instagram. Details about his father and siblings are not available. For Cecil Afrika education, he attended Hentle Cilliers High School in Virginia.

Cecil Afrika wife

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The professional rugby player with his girlfriend Adrielle Armoed. Photo: @adriellea2
Source: Instagram

The rugby player has a girlfriend called Adrielle Armoed. The lovebirds often post each other on their social media pages. As of 2021, they are yet to announce if they are engaged or their plans to get married.

Cecil Afrika career

Cecil started his youth rugby career at Griffons from 2004 to 2007. He also played in the 2008 IRB Junior World Championship as part of the South Africa Under-20 team.

The athlete has been playing for the Mzansi Sevens from 2009 to 2020 as a fly-half. He was part of the national squad that won a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Cecil was also part of the squad that won gold at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. In 2011, Cecil was named the IRB International Sevens Player of the Year after scoring 40 tries and 385 points at the HSBC Sevens World Series.

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In June 2020, the athlete retired from international sevens. He was part of the Blitzboks team for 12 seasons and played in 66 tournaments since his debut in Dubai in 2009. His 11 year-journey was marked by phenomenal Cecil Afrika highlights, and he remains the country’s highest individual points scorer.

In 2021, the player signed a contract to play for San Diego during the 2021 season. He will be playing fullback position in the Cecil Afrika MLR (Major League Rugby). The following are other teams that the athlete has played for.

  • Griffons (Currie Cup – senior team): 2006 to 2009
  • Free State XV: 2017
  • Free State Cheetahs: 2017
  • Cheetahs (Pro14): 2017

Cecil Afrika net worth

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The athlete is a co-founder of 18 coffee with fellow Blitzboks players Kyle Brown and Philip Snyman. Photo: @cecilafrika
Source: Instagram

According to Networth & Salary, the professional athlete has an estimated net worth of between $1 and $5 million. His primary source of income comes from playing professional rugby. Information regarding Cecil Afrika salary is not available as he is yet to share the details. The rugby player also earns from Eighteen Coffee. He co-founded the coffee brand in 2018 with fellow Blitzboks players Kyle Brown and Philip Snyman.

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Cecil Afrika has been described as the most celebrated Springbok Sevens player of his generation. This is evident owing to his successful career with the national team for more than ten years. His legacy will forever be a point of reference for future rugby generations.

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