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Simba Head Coach Paul Odera Resigns

Jul 28, 2021
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Kenya Simba’s Rugby team head coach Paul Odera has resigned. The Kenya Rugby Union(KRU) confirmed yesterday.

The announcement was made on their website but they didn’t give the reasons for his resignation.

“The Kenya Rugby Union Board has accepted Paul Odera’s resignation from his role as Head Coach of the Kenya Men’s National Fifteens Team, The Simbas,” said KRU.

“The Kenya Rugby Union would like to extend its sincere thanks to Paul for his exemplary service during his time with the Kenya U20s and most recently, the Simbas.”

“We wish him well in his future pursuits,” the statement concluded

Odera was appointed to head the team in 2019 to take over from the New Zealander coach, Ian Snook whom they had parted ways over repachage campaign in France where they had finished last and failed to qualify for the World Cup.

During his regime he helped the Simba’s to retain the Elgon cup.

He also guided them in the 2021 Africa Rugby Cup in pool B where they finished Second after one win.

He resigned weeks after leading Kenya Simbas to 2022 Rugby Africa Cup quarterfinals that doubles up as the final qualification for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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