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Kenya Sevens rehires coach Innocent Simiyu As Their Coach

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Kenya Sevens rehires coach Innocent Simiyu As Their Coach

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Innocent “Namcos” Simiyu (born 24 April 1983) is a former Kenyan rugby union player who captained the Kenya national rugby union team and the national rugby sevens team.In the World Rugby Sevens Series, Simiyu has represented Kenya in 121 matches scoring 321 points.At club level he played for Impala Saracens and Kenya Harlequin.On 17 October 2016, he was appointed as head coach of the Kenya national rugby sevens team on a two year contract and replacing Benjamin Ayimba.

He has been reinstated as the Kenya Rugby Sevens nation team coach after mediation between the Ministry of Sports and Kenya Rugby Union.Simiyu was sacked on Thursday night by the Kenya Rugby Union’s board four months to the end of his contract.

“We resolved; Innocent Simiyu to be reinstated as the head coach of the Shujaa national team. In future, the federation to be consulting with the ministry before such key and serious decisions are made,” read a statement from Sports CS Rashid Echesi.

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