Vihiga Granites Coach Sebastian Makalel Ochieng and Blak Blad’s Brian Kibet are the latest coaches to attain World Rugby Level Two Certification.
Kenya Rugby Union announced their attainment on Wednesday and they join Sigalagala coach Allan Kasiti, Kabras RFC 7s coach Max Adaka, South Coast Pirates Head Coach Kevin Amiani on the list of young coaches who have level-two accreditation.
“Congratulations to Bernard Kibet and Sebastian Ochieng following their World Rugby level 2 coaching accreditation,” Kenya Rugby Union announced
Congratulations to Bernard Kibet and Sebastian Ochieng following their World Rugby level 2 coaching accreditation pic.twitter.com/lm1gJIzqpt
— Kenya Rugby (@OfficialKRU) July 6, 2022
The past seven days have been good for Ochieng who on Wednesday 29 June led Vihiga High School to win the Prescott Cup title following a 22-3 win over Bungoma High School at Kakamega Showground. On Sunday, Ochieng once again tasted victory, guiding Vihiga Granites to Dala 7s Division II win. Vihiga beat Makueni 12-7 to be crowned Champions.
Ochieng says the Level II is a challenge for him to make rugby a better place and develop the game more.
“The level two certificate means a lot to me, but again it gives me a challenge to exercise my duty and make rugby a better place. And also to pay back to all those who made it happen. I want to develop rugby more. Above all I give thanks to God and my family for the support and kindness that they have offered,” he told the Scrummage.
The former MMUST Rugby Club player’s attention now switches to the Prinsloo 7s Division I, where his team will compete with the big boys.