Kenya Cup sides Impala and Nakuru RFC have earned five points without kicking a ball after their opponents Kisumu and Western Bulls confirmed that they won’t travel to honour the matches.
Both Kisumu and Bulls were relegated last weekend and these weekend matches were more of dead rubbers to them. Both have cited financial constraints as the reason behind their failure to travel.
Kisumu’s inability to travel means Impala have earned a 28-0 scoreline and will end the regular season will with 48 points. Nakuru on the other hand also move to 38 points and position six. Their playoffs chances now depend on how Menengai Oilers will perform.
The match between Impala-Kisumu was dubbed Richard Sidindi Cup to honour the departed star who died in February 2019. It is confirmed that Kisumu will not honour the pending fixture against Impala.
Here is the statement by Impala:
Kisumu RFC will not make it to Nairobi to play the Sidindi Cup due to internal constraints. Club Secretary, Jaycox Mavali, sent the notice Kenya Rugby Union.
They will also be unable to honour their return fixture versus Nondescripts RUFC which was postponed due to an accident they had while travelling to the match. As a result, Kisumu will record a bonus-point loss in both matches en route their certain relegation.
Kenya Cup week 16 fixtures
Nakuru 28-0 Western Bulls – NAC
Menengai Oilers vs Kenya Harlequins – Nakuru ASK
Homeboyz vs KCB- Jamhuri Grounds
Impala vs Kisumu 28-0 Impala Club- Jadha Cup
Nondescripts vs Mwamba- Jamhuri Grounds 2PM
Blakblad vs Kabras – Kenyatta University