In Summary
  • Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) has fired Kenya Simbas head coach Jerome Paarwater.
  • A statement from KRU on Monday indicated that the union's board met to come up with the decision saying they will announce his replacement soon.
  • However, a source at the Union read malice in Paarwater's sacking saying some top Kenya Cup clubs had a hand in the decision.

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) has fired Kenya Simbas head coach Jerome Paarwater.

A statement from KRU on Monday indicated that the union's board met to come up with the decision saying they will announce his replacement soon.

The board indicated that it acknowledged Paarwater’s significant contribution, and in particular to the Simbas coaching and management team since his arrival in 2012.

“Jerome has been a key influence for the Simbas, guiding the team up the world rankings and making the team a formidable force on the continental stage. He has certainly been part and parcel of the country’s continued emergence in the longer version of the game," said the statement.

"KRU would like to appreciate Jerome’s efforts and wish him well in his endeavors and will announce his replacement at a later time."

Paarwater's last assignment with Kenya Simbas was the Hong Kong Cup of Nations two weeks ago, where the team lost to hosts Hong Kong, Chile and Russia in the four nations event.

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