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Rugby Union fails to unveil coach

19 September 2013, 17:10

Nairobi - The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)’s plans to appoint Paul Treu as the new Sevens coach suffered a setback after it emerged the mentor still had a contract with South Africa.

The contract binds Treu to South Africa until October 31.

KRU had planned to unveil the popular coach on Wednesday.

“There are several bottlenecks which we hope to clear. Stakes are high and so are the choices of coaches around the world,” KRU chairman Mwangi Muthee, said.

Muthee asserted that 14 coaches from Australia, England, Fiji, New Zealand, and South Africa had expressed interest in the head coach job.

The 42-year-old Treu had already visited the country and met the Kenya Sevens official sponsor, Kenya Airways, as well as the union’s top officials.

The current head coach Felix Ochieng will therefore continue serving in his acting capacity until the matter is resolved. Independent sources revealed that South African Rugby Union (SARU) could be considering offering Treu another contract to carry on with the Boks team.               

Ochieng has already named the Moran and Shujaa sides ahead of the Safaricom Safari Sevens tournament scheduled to take place this weekend at the Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani.

- CAJ News

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