Innocent Simiyu Rugby Profile

Innocent Simiyu

Innocent Simiyu
Innocent Simiyu Rugby Profile
Full Name Innocent Simiyu
Club: Kenya 7s
Date of birth : Sat, 31st Dec 1988
Role manager
Position Head Coach
Status Former
Profile views 2168
Age : 32 Years

Photo :  Innocent Simiyu
Photo :  Innocent Simiyu | Kenya fifteens vs Hong Kong | 2017

High School : Nairobi School.
Rugby club : Impala RFC.
Nick name : Namcos
Siblings : Victor Sudi and Nato Simiyu.
Profession : He works at Resolution Insurance as Insurance professional.
He began his rugby journey in 1998 after joining Nairobi school.
Innocent Simiyu was reinstated as Kenya 7s head coach on 25th June 2018.

Achievements
Innocent Simiyu is a former Kenya 7s and Kenya 15s player.
He played 121 matches at the World Rugby Sevens Series for Kenya sevens
Simiyu captained Kenya 7s team from 2006 to 2008.
He earned over 30 caps for Kenya fifteens national rugby team.
Namcos was named the Kenya Rugby Player of the Year in 2011
He was appointed as Kenya 7s Head coach in 2017 taking over the job from Benjamin Ayimba.
Led Kenya to two consecutive cup finals in Vancouver and Hong Kong although Kenya 7s lost in both occasions to Fiji.
Kenya 7s bagged 104 points in 2018 the highest ever in World Rugby seevens under his leadership.

Low Career moments
He picked a knee injury while playing at the Bamburi Rugby super Series (BRSS) that kept him out of action for years (2011 to 2014).
He was sacked by Kenya Rugby Union as Kenya 7s head coach on 21st June 2018 after the Paris 7s fiasco.


 

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