The 2019/2020 season has been one to forget for Kisii RFC, formerly Resolution Kisii, as they bow out of the championship league after two seasons.
Failure to honour several away fixtures this season left their fate too well known with several matches to go. The former Kenya cup side is facing relegation after two seasons in the championship, where their dreams to return to the top tier were dashed after the withdrawal of Resolution insurance, their main sponsors.
An exodus of players would follow, further crippling the already cash strapped team who were visibly struggling to make ends meet. Amos Obae, Felix Omondi and Rodgers Gworo were swooped by Nakuru while Alvin Marube joined Impala. Oscar Othonje joined Maurice Osano on a train crossing over to neighbors Kisumu RFC where they found a new home.
A 38-5 loss to MMUST last weekend leaves them at the bottom of the table, and they have seemingly thrown in the towel.
“It was a good game, MMUST who are among the top teams on the table played very well. We expected a tough game and they brought it to us. The next game will be against Eldoret and after that, we will take a break.” Said Kisii captain Enock Bogonko in an interview with the Scrummage.
“We have had a lot of challenges this season. In the second half of the season, we have worked hard and honoured our away matches, unlike the first half which we missed most of our away matches and got deducted points. We accept relegation and we head to Nationwide to regroup and start off afresh.” added Bogonko.
Kisii head coach Erick Bosire lauded his charges for showing character and will despite having to play against MMUST with just one player on the bench.
“The boys tried their best and we were without several key players could not make it for the trip and had one substitute. Our lineouts and open play were okay and the major undoing was on execution. Am not disappointed because we have young boys who are still learning.” Said Bosire.
“We are currently relegated and we accept. We had challenges financially hence we couldn’t honour matches and we were deducted points that is why we are here.” he added.
The Kisii based outfit will be hoping to put up a show for their loyal home fans and sign off in style when they host Eldoret at the Gusii Stadium on Saturday 29.