He is an extraordinary man of substance, known in social circles as an astute academic, legal guru, veteran politician, farmer, businessman, and incumbent Commander-in-Chief of the steadfast Ovaherero Traditional Authority (OTA).This gentleman is none other than Advocate Vekuii Rukoro, famously known as “Rocky” back in the day amongst fellow students from the unofficial “School of Excellence”, the revered St Joseph’s Secondary School (Döbra), a godly gifted bloke spoilt with multiple talents.
It was indeed at Döbra where the soft-spoken calculated huge frame student rose to prominence, not only academically in the classrooms, but also on the sports field, as well as in road running and inside the boxing ring.
Founder member of the Döbra school’s boxing academy, “Rocky” doubled as an old-fashioned center forward in the mould of Wimbledon’s John Fashanu. He was a valuable squad member of the star-studded school hostel football team Eusebio Eleven. He also chased the oval ball with the school’s rugby fifteen and was a mean long distance ace too.
In today’s edition of your favourite weekly sports feature Tales of the Legends, profiling Namibian athletes alive and posthumous, New Era Sport goes toe to toe, blow by blow and shoulder to shoulder with the Paramount Chief of the Ovaherero community, Advocate Vekuii Rukoro.