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Paul Murunga leads local coaches to be interviewed

Homeboyz head coach Paul Murunga leads the local coaches to take up Shujaa, the national rugby sevens team to feel the head coach position ahead of interviews.

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) advertised for the position of the head coach when Innocent ‘Namcos Simiyu’s’ contract comes to expiry next month. Simiyu failed to apply for the job.

Murunga is the front runner after guiding his Homeboyz side to the apex of the National Rugby seven’s series ahead of the final leg at RFUEA Ground this weekend.

The able bodied coach was part of the successful combination when he worked under Benjamin Ayimba to guide Kenya to their first ever HSBC Sevens World Series Main Cup title in 2016.

KRU also confirmed that a total of seven foreigners have applied for the head coach job, seeking to replace Simiyu who led the team to two Main Cup finals last season.

The Strength and Conditioning position has attracted eight applicants comprising of five locals and three foreigners in a role that was handled by Geoffrey Kimani.

The physio’s position has seen nine candidates apply for the post all of them being local while a further 11 local applicants have expressed interest in the Team Manager’s job.

He guided Shujaa to the best ever points tally, breaching the 100-point mark for the first time after accumulating 104 last season.

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