IN a bid to sharpen the national XV team for the upcoming international showdown, Tanzania Rugby Union (TRU) has hired a qualified coach from Kenya, Kevin Amiani who in the city early this week.
That was revealed by TRU Secretary General, Anthony Dawa in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday who said the union is pleased to welcome coach Amiani, a rugby professional, who is joining the organization as the head coach of the Tanzania national team XV select.
Dawa said: Coach Amiani brings with him a wealth of experience, having built a remarkable coaching career over many seasons.
“His expertise in rugby union and his extensive work with school-age players make him an invaluable addition to our coaching team. With his coaching qualifications, including a Level II accreditation, coach Amiani possesses ideal skills to work effectively with both the amateur and professional rugby players,” he said.
The arrival of Amiani marks a significant milestone for Tanzanian rugby as it strives to elevate the game and develop the national team.
Dawa stressed that his professionalism, dedication, and mentoring abilities will undoubtedly inspire and nurture players, paving the way for their success on and off the field.
The national head coach arrives as Tanzania XV’S rugby national team is scheduled to face Brycethin Rugby Football Club (RFC) from Wales in an international friendly.
The national team has been in intensive training ready to take on Brycethin RFC from Wales in an exciting international friendly rugby match at the University of Dar es Salaam ground on May 28th this year.
Dawa has recently said that the team has been working hard in preparations for this game, with a rigorous training schedule to ensure they are fully prepared.
The team consists of a talented group of athletes who are eager to represent Tanzania in the international level tournament and Amiani will add expertise to the team ahead of the big show.
National team captain, Gaudence Kalikela has also expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming game and said they are confident in their abilities to give their opponents a tough duel.
Dawa has also pleaded for the companies, institutions and sports well-wishers to support them by sponsoring the team’s preparations for this game and future events.