Kenya Lionesses lineup in first leg encounter against Uganda. Photo Courtesy/Kisumu Rugby.

Kenya-Columbia World Cup qualifiers clash postponed


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The Rugby World Cup 2021 Repechage qualifier clash pitting Kenya Lionesses and Columbia which was slated for 18 April 2020 has been postponed.

According to Kenya Rugby Union, the match has been postponed in support of the Kenyan Government’s precautionary measures to protect public health against COVID-19.

Kenya Rugby Union Chairman Oduor Gangla admits that the Union is disappointed not be able to have the clash on the slated date. He, however, holds that they are in support of the authority is ensuring that the precautionary measures are taken.

“While we are disappointed that the fixture cannot take place on the set date, the health and safety of the players and officials is of utmost importance. We fully support the Kenyan authorities hence our decision to postpone this fixture to a later date.” Gangla Told KRU.

Kenya’s Lionesses earned their ticket to this stage of the competition after finishing second behind South Africa in the 2019 Rugby Africa Women’s Cup while Colombia’s Las Tucanes defeated Brazil 23-19 in their Sudamérica Rugby region playoff fixture on Saturday 7 March 2020.

The postponement comes a day after the Rugby Africa also postponed the Barthes Cup scheduled for RFUEA in April.

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