Jerome Paarwater, Hong Kong 15s, Hong Kong Cup of Nations, Dominique Habimana, Charles Ngowi, Wangila Simiyu
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Kenya Rugby Union: Jerome Paarwater fired as Kenya Simbas Coach

Kenya Simba’s coach Jerome Paarwater has been fired by Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) today.

Paarwater, who joined the Kenya15’s since 2012 and he was on route preparing the national team for 2019 World Cup qualifiers that kicks off next year.

In a statement from KRU, it indicated that the union’s board had met and came up with the decision and they will announce his replacement.

Although in a statement, KRU said it acknowledged Paarwater’s contribution, especially to the Simbas coaching and management since joining the team in 2012.

“Jerome has been a key influence for the Simbas, guiding the team up the world rankings and making the team a formidable force on the continental stage. He has certainly been part and parcel of the country’s continued emergence in the longer version of the game,” said the statement.

“KRU would like to appreciate Jerome’s efforts and wish him well in his endeavors and will announce his replacement at a later time.”

Last month, Paarwater led Kenya Simbas to the Hong Kong Cup of Nations where Kenya lost all three matches, in the four nations tournament.

First, kenya lost to Chile, Russia and hosts Hong Kong and Paawater also guided the Simbas where the country lost the 2015 Rugby World Cup, where the team failed to advance on superior aggregate.

The fate of Paawater’s assistants Dominique Habimana and Charles Ngowi alongside team manager Wangila Simiyu isn’t known. They have been in the technical bench since Paawater took charge.

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