H Henley Du Plessis
South African named new Kabras coach
By Eric Njiru | Wed 15 Aug, 2018 10:11

Kabras Sugar have unveiled South African Henley Du Plessis as the new head coach ahead of the 2018/2019 Kenya Cup season.

Du Plessis, who until his appointment was Currie Cup side Boland Cavaliers forwards coach, was unveiled on Tuesday in Nairobi by new Kabras Sugar chairman Philip Jalang'o according to the Daily Nation. 

Former Kenya Simbas head coach Jerome Paarwater was named the technical director, Richard Ochieng retained as S&C while David Ngigu the team manager.

"We want to build technical capacity and that is why Du Plessis will be important since we share the vision that will enable Kabras Sugar grow," Jalang'o told Daily Nation. 

The World Rugby Level III coach and World Rugby coaching educator has been handed a three-year contract. 

The former seasoned flanker Henley du Plessis and loosehead prop Fabian Brandt decided to call it a day at Boland Kavaliers due to serious neck and knee injuries respectively in 2008. 

He takes over the reigns left by Charles Cardovillis who was sacked after leading the team to Kenya Cup final in 2018. 

Jalang'o also told Daily Nation that Du Plessis will head the construction of a High Performance Centre for Rugby in Kakamega with assistance from Paarwater. 

Kabras won the Kenya Cup in 2016 but lost the 2017 and 2018 finals to KCB. 

Du Plessis' first Kenya Cup will be a home against Mean Machine on Saturday November 17. 

Eric Njiru
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