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Mombasa RFC hire new coaches
By Eric Njiru | Tue 02 Oct, 2018 15:57

Championship side Mombasa RFC are set to go into the 2018/19 season under new management after three coaches came on board. 

Team manager Kevin Wambura said Lewis Olaka has been appointed the new head coach of the new season that starts with a home clash to South Coast Pirates on Saturday November 17. 

Olaka is a former Kenya Harlequin star who also played for USIU, Kenya 7s and Kenya Simbas.

"Objective for this season is to win the championship and earn Kenya Cup promotion, by creating a learning environment in training, building on squad depth and focusing on skill development of players which is key to playing an attractive brand of rugby," said Olaka. 

"In the long term, my vision is to have the club competitively be a top six team in the Kenya Cup. It's a tall order but very doable. We've got structures right. Something that has been a miss for a long while at Mombasa, and hopefully, soon enough it will be very visible."

Olaka takes over from immediate former coach Chris Atingo who has since relocated to Nairobi City. Atingo coached Mombasa RFC from 2016 going ahead to help them finish second in the inaugural Championship and earn Kenya Cup promotion. 

"It has been great coaching Mombasa," says Atingo who adds "it was fortunate to work with great individuals especially in the playing unit. Had a fare share of ups and down but I will definitely miss the team."

The new coach will be joined by Derrick Wamalwa, also a former Kenyan international, who comes on board as Forwards coach while Andrew Aseka has been unveiled as the new backs coach. 

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