Ian Snook, Murray Roulston fired

Kenya Sambas (Kenya Rugby-15-a-side national team) head coach Ian Snook and his deputy Murray Roulston have been fired.

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) through their chairman Richard Omwela said the duo failed to qualify for 2019 Rugby world cup set for Japan.

“Their main target was to help Kenya Simbas qualify for the 2019 World Cup but that didn’t happen,” said Omwela.

“We can’t continue keeping them around when Kenya Simbas have no assignments.”

Omwela said that they have been forced to terminate the pair’s two-year contracts, hence they will be paid their two months salaries and the notice period of two months.

“We are currently experiencing financial crisis hence we have no money to pay for the additional costs.”

Snook replaced Jerome Paarwater, who was fired in December 2017, having handled the team since 2012.

Paarwater almost guided the Simbas to the 2015 Rugby World Cup, where the team failed to qualify on superior aggregate.

Namibia got the nod during the 2014 qualifiers, alongside automatic qualifiers South Africa.

Additional information Daily Nation

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