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KRU hires Paul Feeney on three-year contract

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) has unveiled New Zealand international Paul Feeney as Kenya Sevens technical director on a three year term.

KRU chairman Oduor Gangla said Feeney will not only see him head the Kenya Sevens team but also assist Kenya Simbas head coach Paul Odera in strengthening the 15s team structures, National Under-20 (Chipu) and Kenya Lionesses.

Gangla said that he believes Feeney’s vast experience in rugby spanning 25 years and especially 10 in sevens rugby where he guided Fiji to World Cup victory in 2005, should spur Kenya to great heights.

Oduor explained that his short term goal is the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Africa Sevens qualifier from November 9 to 10 in Johannesburg, South Africa (men) and November October 12 to 13 in Tunis, Tunisia (women).

However, Feeney’s immediate assignment is the Safari Sevens tournament slated from October 18 to 20 at the RFUEA grounds.

Additional information Daily Nation

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