Kudos to rugby officials
Posted Friday, June 8 2012 at 21:44
A lot of changes have taken place in Kenyan rugby since Mwangi Muthee took over as chairman of the national body last year.
Coming in on the platform of spreading the elite version of the game countrywide, the Kenya Rugby Union boss introduced an expanded Kenya Cup league.
On Saturday, a select East Africa side, comprising the best rugby players in the region, will play the first of two Test series against visiting English Counties in Kampala. The second tie will be held in Nairobi in a weeks time.
This will be the first time the East Africa side is assembling after 19 years of inactivity.
The union is also in the process of hiring proven former England Sevens coach Mike Friday.
Another foreign expert, Terome Paarwater, from South Africa, will be seconded to the Kenya 15s side to help them prepare form the forthcoming Confederation of African Rugby Cup.
Rugby is now an Olympic sport and its profile will only get bigger.
This is the time for the rugby fraternity in the country to push together, like a well drilled pack of forwards, and help the players and Kenya teams reach their true potential.