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Treu to coach Kenya Sevens

23rd October 2013 14:44

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Kenya Rugby Union has announced that former Blitzbokke head coach Paul Treu will take over the Kenya Sevens team from November 1.

KRU chairman, Mwangi Muthee, said Treu and three of his South African assistants will be in Nairobi when they begin their roles next month.

One of those will be Vuyo Zangqa, who follows Treu from the Blitzbokke to the new position.

"Treu will be in Kenya until 2016, as Head Coach and Performance Director for an ambitious programme aimed to climax with the country's participation in the Olympic Games to be held in the summer of that year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil," read a statement from the Kenyan Rugby Union.

"Dubbed 'Operation Rio', it will be Treu's absolute target rather than regular top placing results in the IRB [International Rugby Board] annual series.

"Immediately, Treu's technical line-up will include compatriots; Vuyo Zangqa (attack coach), Graham Bentz (strength and conditioning, sports science) and Dr Karen Schwabe (sports medicine). Schwabe will take up her appointment in Nairobi on January 1.

"Later on, the KRU plans to engage other South African experts recommended by Treu on consultancy basis."

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