Kenya rugby union sack 7s coach Innocent Simiyu

The Kenya Rugby Union has sacked  Innocent Simiyu fro his role as  Head Coach of the Kenyan men’s national sevens team.

Simiyu leaves the team together with  technical bench members Michael Shamiah and Anthony Muchiri.

Englishman Damian McGrath takes charge as the sevens coach  on a  two year contract  leading up to the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in France.He recently coached  Germany 7s and  Canada 7s team.

Kevin Wambua, who has been a part of the Shujaa set up, will assist Damian in ensuring a seamless transition while Geoffrey Kimani takes up the Strength & Conditioning coaching role.

Prior to the Canadian job, Damian was in charge of the Samoa 7s squad during the 2015-16 season, leading them to the cup title at the 2016 Paris 7s.

He also coached England 7s at the 2002 and 2014 Commonwealth Games in Manchester and Glasgow as well as the 2005 Rugby World Cup 7s in Hong Kong.

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