Kenya Cup side Mwamba RFC have appointed their former player Kevin Wambua to the Head Coach post previously held by another Mwamba old boy John Mbai.
Wambua, a holder of a World Rugby Level Two coaching badge, has been the head coach for Daystar Falcons RFC, taking the team to the brink of Kenya Cup qualification before losing to Impala III in the quarterfinals.
He played for over 12 years for the club, winning the National Sevens Series , Enterprise Cup and Impala Floodlit as a player with the club.
A press statement issued by the club said, ” It is felt that these changes, although slight, will give the club a more structured set up with clearly defined responsibilities which will help the club to progress on the playing front.”
The club has also accepted Humphrey Kayange’s decision to be excused from coaching duties as he concentrates on his playing career.
The club’s Director of Rugby Manuel Okoth has relinquished the role but still remains actively involved in club’s off-pitch affairs. However, this role has not been filled yet.
James Okuku rejoins the club physiotherapist on interim basis taking over from Stella Mwende. Ms Mwende leaves the club after three years of wonderful and selfless service to pursue personal engagements.
Dr James Ondiege and Edwin Waita have been appointed Wambua’s assistants. Waita will also serve as team manager while Dr Ondiege, an established medical doctor, will also double up as team doctor.
The statement at the same time clarified its position on Dan Sikuta and Shaban Ahmed who have been linked with moves away from Mwamba, saying, “Our attention has been drawn to press reports that two of our players, namely Shaban Ahmed and Dan Sikuta, are on their way out. We would like to clarify that a number of clubs have sent inquiries about the duo’s availability. We’ve given them the conditions that they must fulfill before they are released by the club.”