The journey of Henley Du Plessis and why he left Kabras Sugar FC

  • Henley Du Plessis explains why he resigned from his role as head coach of the 2016 Kenya Rugby Cup champions on Tuesday after serving for one-and-a-half-year.

South African coach stated Du Plessis said he left the club because of family commitments. The coronavirus pandemic and the club management did not have anything to do with his decision.

“I made up my mind before the coronavirus pandemic and I have a good relationship with the team’s management.

“They wanted me to stay and complete the remaining one-year contract but because of unavoidable personal family reasons, I had to leave,” said the 43-year-old coach.

The former Kabras Sugar coach led the club to the 2018/2019 Kenya Cup final and top the 2019/2020 season before the Covid-19 crisis halted the playoffs, said he treasures Kabras sugar. He expressed his love for the club and Rugby.

“I am passionate about the team. It is a club that has a great history, talented and hardworking players. They have the ability to learn and adapt quickly to new challenges,” he added.


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“I love Kabras Sugar and they will forever remain in my heart. I enjoyed every single bit of my stay and I can’t wait to be back. The Kenya rugby is competitive and thrilling, an opportunity I could like to enjoy again,” he said.

Du Plessis took over the club in August 2018 and led the millers to an unbeaten run in the 2019 regular season before losing 23-15 in Kenya Cup final against perennial rivals KCB.

Kabras Sugar are the current Kenya Rugby champions points after registering 16 wins and one loss followed by KCB Rugby are second with 71 points drawn from 14 wins, a loss, and a draw.

Former Zimbabwe Sables player Mzingaye Nyathi was confirmed yesterday as the new Kabras Sugar Rugby head coach.

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