KENYA CUP

South African tactician starts Kabras reign

Newly appointed Kabras head coach Henly Du Plessis linked up with the side on Wednesday 05 September and he is expected to start leading the side in 15s training ahead of the 2018/19 season set to kick off in November 2018. 
The former Boland skipper was accompanied by strength and conditioning coach Richard Ochieng, new team manager David Ngigu and newly appointed physio Peter Gitonga.
They visited the clubs bases (Kakamega Showground) in Lurambi where they met and held a meeting with Kabras players. The new technical Bench also got a chance visit the teams training bases and other facilities.
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Du Plessis was appointed as the head coach at the Kakamega Based side three weeks ago to fill the void left by Charles Cardovillis who parted with the side after just season with the Sugarmen. He was handed a three-year deal by the 2016 Kenya Cup Champions.

Kabras head coach Henly Du Plessis (left) having a conversion with a fellow coach at Boland. Photocourtesy


He began his coaching career at Boland School Academy as a forwards coach in 2009, served at the same capacity at Boland under 21 sides. Du Plessis went back to Boland’s academy after leaving NMK where he served as an assistant and head coach between January 2011 to September 2012.
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The former Boland loose forward joined Worcester Villagers to coach the forwards. He was later unveiled as Boland Cavalier’s as a forward’s coach in 2016 and he has been coaching the side on defence as well as kicking.
He has a World Rugby Level 3 Coaching certificate and he is also a Coaching Educator. De Plessis will work with Former Kenya 15s coach Jerome Paarwater who will be his advisor.

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