The Kenya Rugby Union this afternoon unveiled the Kenya Sevens incoming Management Team. This is owing to the fact that the two year contract given to the former management comes to an end on the last day of October 2018.
Paul Murunga comes into the team as the Head Coach and he will be assisted by Kevin Mwema. We caught up with the two and both are excited and humbled to be taking on this new challenge. Murunga was the Shujaa Assistant Coach in 2016 when the team lifted the first ever HSBC Sevens Trophy in Singapore.
“I am very excited, it’s been a journey in terms of coaching and for me this is the ultimate challenge. I’ve been in the set up as the Assistant Coach but now being the Head Coach the focus will be mostly on me. From past experience, I believe I am ready for the new role. I’ll continue putting God first and ensure I am able to work according to his will. I am sure we shall have a good season as we build up a very strong side that will continue raising the flag high”
Incoming Assistant Coach Kevin Mwema is also very delighted to be appointed for this position. “ I am extremely humbled to have been considered for this job. The previous coached have done a fantastic job in laying down the foundation and structures. As we come in to this side, we shall have our own canvas as we also build up on the players they have left. Probably tweak a few things and as we work on ensuring Kenya’s name remains on the map in matters rugby.”
The two are joined by Geoffrey Kimani who maintains his role as the Strength and Conditioning Coach while Lamech Bogonko retains his position as the Team Physio.
This technical Bench will be on a two year contract.