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S. African joining 7’s team?

By Brian Yonga October 23rd, 2013 1 min read

South Africa Assistant Coach Vuyo Zangqa’s resignation as South Africa Head Coach on Monday has fuelled speculation that he could be joining Paul Treu in the Kenya Sevens set up.

Zangqa, whose contract with the Blitzbokke runs out on October 31, has formally informed South Africa Rugby Union that he will not renew his contract.

The move has sparked speculation that the 32- year- old could be taking up one of the two Deputy Coach positions with the Kenya Sevens.

The second Deputy Coach position will be left to Felix “Totti” Ochieng, who has been in charge of the team since the departure of Englishman Mike Friday after the Sevens World Cup in July.

Zangqa represented the Blitzbokke between 2007 and 2009 before he was forced to retire following a car accident in 2009 that left him without sight in his left eye. He was appointed Treu’s assistant in 2010.

One of Paul Treu’s demands to the Kenya Rugby Union before taking up the Kenya Sevens job was to have Zangqa as his deputy and Graham Bentz as the Strength and Conditioning Coach.

The Kenya Rugby Union has opted to keep mum on the matter, saying a formal announcement will be made later in the week.

“So far there is nothing formal, but we shall have an announcement later this week on the matter,” said KRU Vice Chairman Sasha Mutai.

The Kenya Rugby Union last week officially offered Treu a three year contract, and is widely expected to take up the job, which includes guiding Kenya to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.