NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Uganda rugby has signed up former Kenya sevens
coach Geoffrey Kimani to help their national team qualify for the
Kimani has a clear-cut task to prepare to be
fit to challenge the World Series qualification during the Hong Kong
tournament in April.
"For me it’s a new turf and I am honored once again in returning
to Uganda in the capacity of strength and conditioning coach for the
Uganda sevens for the qualification process of the 2019/2020 World
Rugby Sevens Series," Kimani said here on Monday.
Kimani, who resigned from Kenya sevens team in October 2018, now
returns to Cranes Sevens, where he had also served for one season in
Kimani was part of the Kenya’s coaching panel under head coach
He has also served in the same capacity for Kenya athletics team
to the World Championships and the Rio Olympics.
During his tenure with rugby sevens team, Kimani helped Simiyu
prepare the team that went on to score 104 points in the last season
of the World Series before he declined to take up his job in
"Basically, it’s a new country but with the same challenge.
"I am grateful to the Almighty and my family and the fans for
"I must thank Uganda for believing in me," said Kimani.
Among Kimani’s major highlights with the Kenya sevens team was
when the team won the 2016 Singapore Sevens, their maiden victory in
the World Rugby Sevens Series.