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Quins hire former Kenya 7s coach
By Eric Njiru | Sun 18 Nov, 2018 19:52

Former Kenya Sevens head coach Benjamin Ayimba is now an assistant coach at Kenya Cup giants Kenya Harlequin.

Ayimba was on the sidelines during Sunday's Kenya Cup thriller against Mwamba RFC with Raga House understanding the Olympian has joined Charles Cardovillis' technical team. 

He is part of a two-year project introduced by Head Coach Charles Cardovillis who returned to Quins after a season at Kabras Sugar. Their first game was a 29-26 win over Mwamba. 

"He(Ayimba) is a no-nonsense coach, similar to myself," said Cardovillis. "Similar coaching philosophies. A man I've always wanted to work with on the pitch."

"We have a two-year project for now. Building a strong technical bench and playing unit."

Ayimba guided Kenya to a Singapore 7s win after 140 tournaments. World Cup performance in 2009 saw Ayimba awarded the Order of the Grand Warrior by then President Mwai Kibaki. 

Earlier in the week, Cardovillis told Raga House his targets for the 2018/19 season is to do better than last season.
"It's all about doing better than the previous season. We enter every competition to win it, but we must achieve the short-term goals to realise the ultimate one."

Ayimba joins Quins a time the Kenya Cup competition will have another reason to fight for it after the introduction of prize money where the winner will get Ksh1 million. Cardovillis, however, says it's more about trophies, then cash. 

"It's not something(prize money) that has even crossed our minds. We are just looking at putting some trophies in the cabinet. The money is a bonus." 

The rest of Quins' technical bench has Stephan Ottou, Bernard Nyambok, Academy head coach Amos Agiro and team managers Jimmy Mnene and Vanessa Okara(assistant). 

After the 29-26 win over Mwamba, Quins head to Nakuru to face Menengai Oilers in matchday two. 

Eric Njiru
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