Tony Onyango tackled in a past action. Phot Courtesy/

KCB’s Tony Onyango dies


Kenya Cup defending Champions KCB and the whole rugby fraternity has been thrown into a mourning state following the death of Kenyan International Tony Onyango.

Onyango, a Kenya Cup winner with KCB in 2018/19 season is said to have collapsed when he got to his Ngong home on Tuesday and he has been taken to Umash Funeral home. A Post-mortem will be expected to be conducted on him, to determine the cause of his death.

The utility back had a gym session on Tuesday with the rest of the club members but was released from training after he said he was having palpitations, KCB assistant coach Dennis Mwanja has revealed.

“He trained with us on Tuesday, he had a gym session but later revealed he was having palpitations. He was advised by the physio not to have a field session.  The physio also requested that he should pass by the hospital before heading home. Later in the evening, while we were having a meeting and the Team Manager received a call from him stating he was feeling better,” Mwanja told Scrummage.

“We were later shocked to receive the information that he collapsed at his home. He has been taken to Umash funeral home,” the coach added.

Palpitation is a sensation feeling that the heart is racing, pounding, fluttering or skipping a beat, often bothersome, but hardly ever a sign of heart disease.  The Club is expected to release a detailed statement on his death after receiving an official medical report.

Onyango who has been used sparing this season joined the club in November 2018 from Homeboyz. It was after representing Kenya in the Repechage.


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