Kenyan handed key African rugby role
13 January 2015, 13:32
Nairobi - Kenya's Erick Situma has been handed a permanent role as a Regional
Development Officer with Rugby Africa, the body mandated to govern the
game on the African continent.
The former Kenyan international is also a respected coach, having guided Top Fry Nakuru to their maiden Kenya Cup title in 2013.
He currently serves as Head Coach at Resolution Impala Saracens, a club with which he won Kenya Cup titles over 10 years ago.
A statement on the Rugby Africa website read in part: "In 2013, Rugby
Africa appointed three Regional Development Officers, namely Erick
Situma, Mohamed Dermouni and Charles Yapo on a part time basis."
"Following their excellent work over the last year and a half, Rugby
Africa then decided to commit them full time as of 1st January 2015."
Dermouni and Yapo have also landed permanent roles. Dermouni will
take charge of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal,
Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone and Cape Verde, while Yapo will be in charge
of Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin, Cameroon, Niger, Chad, Gabon, DR
Congo, Congo and Guinea.
Situma is in charge of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia,
Botswana, Rwanda, Burundi, Ghana, Nigeria, Swaziland, Malawi and Lesotho
and is tasked with overseeing Rugby Africa's 2nd and 3rd tier
competitions in the region, the Get Into Rugby project, other programs
related to school and university rugby, offering technical assistance to
non affiliated members of World Rugby as well advocate the growth and
development of the women's game within his designated region.
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