Antoine Plasman Boitsfort Rugby Club. Photo COurtesy/FB

Kenya Harlequins appoint Belgian Antoine Plasman as Head Coach


Kenya Cup side Kenya Harlequins have settled on Belgian Antoine Plasman as Head Coach ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

Plasman will replace former Kenya Simbas forwards Coach Dominique Habimana who returned to the club ahead of the 2019/20 campaign and served just for a season.  The new tactician served as Belgium’s Under 18 and Under 20 head Coach and possesses a World Rugby Level Two certification.

He has served as head coach for Boitsfort Rugby Club in Brussels from 2017 to 2020. Confirming his appointment, Kenya Harlequins Chairman Michael Wanjala said: “This is an exciting moment for Kenya Harlequins. The appointment of Antoine Plasman highlights our ambition and vision for the Club. We are looking forward to a very successful season with him.”

Plasman was among three foreigners who were interested in the role and emerged top. Three local coaches also applied for the role to replace Habimana.

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He becomes the third coach in a period of three seasons. Habimana took the job eight months ago from Charles Cardovillis who had quit the club a few days into his second season.

The three-peat Kenya Cup Champions (2010-2012) endured a tough season under Habimana winning just five matches in the entire campaign. They ended the season at position nine with 27 points.

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