New Rugby League boss Rombo calls for gov’t support


New Rugby League boss Rombo calls for gov't support
Newly appointed Kenya Rugby League Federation coach Edward Rombo/PHOTO/COURTESY

In Summary

  • Newly appointed Kenya Rugby League Federation (KRLF) head coach Edward Rombo has turned to the government for support as he embarks on laying the groundwork for a strong national team.
  • The former Kenyan international was appointed Monday to lead the national team’s programme in collaboration with ‘Giving Rugby Foundation’ to provide technical support in the federation’s development in the area of skills and defence.
  • Speaking to Citizen Digital two days after landing his new job, legendary Rombo said he is leaving nothing to chance as he embarks on laying a formidable foundation adding that the federation will need government’s goodwill to ensure the sport is steady in Kenya.

Newly appointed Kenya Rugby League Federation (KRLF) head coach Edward Rombo has turned to the government for support as he embarks on laying the groundwork for a strong national team.

The former Kenyan international was appointed Monday to lead the national team’s programme in collaboration with ‘Giving Rugby Foundation’ to provide technical support in the federation’s development in the area of skills and defence.

Speaking to Citizen Digital two days after landing his new job, legendary Rombo said he is leaving nothing to chance as he lays down a formidable foundation,  adding that the federation will need government’s goodwill to ensure the sport is steady in Kenya.

“I’m expecting the government through the Ministry of Sports to support us like it does to other sports institutions. We have proposals which I believe the ministry will adopt,” said the Rombo who is also a renowned lawyer.

Rombo who became the first Kenyan to play Professional Rugby League when he signed up for Leeds RLFC in England in 1990, said he is ready to take Kenya’s rugby  to the next level and world class stage.

“We are confident we will overcome the numerous challenges that stand in our way as we build a well-established leagues as well as a national team with a competitive presence globally,” he added.

The 53-year-old, who has over 30 years playing and coaching experience in the Rugby Union and Rugby League is also an Internationally Accredited Rugby Coach.

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