Kenya Rugby League Federation rops in ex-player John Mbai
- As a player Mbai turned out for the local side Mwamba Rugby Club and the now disbanded Ulinzi Rugby Club.
The Kenya Rugby League Federation Board has appointed John Mbai as the director for growth and development with immediate effect.
Mbai will primarily be responsible for developing the Federation’s growth strategies and plans in a bid to acquire, build and grow the federation’s infrastructure as well as manage and retain relationships with the existing partners and stakeholders.
A Building contractor & Interior Architect professional with vast expertise in project management, concept development, business process analysis, brand strategy and growth and retention, Mbai has also been actively involved in sports more so rugby as a player and coach for close to 15 years.
As a player he turned out for the local side Mwamba Rugby Club and the now disbanded Ulinzi Rugby Club.
The world Rugby Organization level 3 trained coach has handled Mean Machine, Mwamba RFC, Technical University of Kenya RFC and Strathmore Leos as head coach, and team manager of the Kenya national sevens team Shujaa.
“Growth and development in general is something that I have a great passion for especially in an era where it is misunderstood.
Because we are living in a time where people want instant results and have little appreciation for the process of time, it’s an honour and privilege to get the opportunity to be part of the this exciting journey of building something new that has great potential and working with colleagues with rich rugby pedigree,’’ Mbai said.
According to KRLF Chairman Quicks Nyakwaka, “Mbai will be the man in the middle to monitor success and ensure areas that need great improvement are identified and given much attention they deserve.
He noted: “The fusion of his rich academic background and strong rugby managerial skills will definitely give league the much needed impetus.”
Kenya Rugby League Federation is in the process of strengthening its coaching and technical units, in readiness for its league kick-off and maiden international test match against South Africa later in the year.
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