KRU to float Kenya 7s positions
By Eric Njiru | Sat 10 Sep, 2016 16:12

Kenya Rugby Union will advertise Kenya Sevens technical bench positions in the coming week starting Monday 12 September, 2016. 

Raga House has learnt that the call was made during a KRU Board meeting held on Friday 9 September.

Served for less than a year

Kenya Sevens technical bench was working on a 10-month contract that is set to expire at the end of the month of September and it remains unclear who will take charge of the team during the Safari sevens.

KRU director of national squad Oscar Mango says the advertisement will be on Kenyan media on Tuesday September 13, 2016.

Head Coach Benjamin Ayimba, assistant coach Paul Murunga, team manager Newton Ong’alo, strength and conditioning coach, Geoffrey Kimani and physiotherapist Lameck Bogonko will all be out of contract from October 1. 

Kenya Sevens players who, understandably are yet to have all their dues for several months cleared, saw their contracts expire immediately after Olympics. 

National sevens selectors are on duty in the ongoing national sevens series where they will hand the names of provisionally selected players to the new management to take part in the Safari Sevens that will double up as Africa Cup from 23 - 25 September at Kasarani. 

Ayimba and Murunga have served in the Kenya Sevens for less than one year after being appointed in 2015 and made history becoming the first coaches to ever win a cup in the World Rugby Sevens series - Singapore Sevens.  

Ayimba took over in September 2015 from Felix Ochieng who was serving on a temporary basis after the departure of South Africa Paul Treu. Treu had taken over from current USA Sevens coach Mike Friday who left citing frustrations from the Union.

Kenya now joins the likes of Fiji, New Zealand, Samoa and Canada as one of the series core teams looking for a new technical bench. 

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Eric Njiru
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