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Kenyan rugby to remain suspended, MOSCA directs


Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage has directed that all high-risk contact sports like rugby will remain closed till further notice.

According to the ministry of sports guidelines released on Friday, all codes of Rugby which include 7s, 15s will have to wait longer for resumption. Football and other contact sports are also expected to remain closed.

“All contact sports will remain suspended until further notice,” Sports Cabinet secretary Amb. Amina Mohammed stated.

All Federations will be required to submit their respective revised International Teams event calendars to the Principal Secretary for Sports on or before 30th September 2020 for planning purposes.

Rugby has been suspended for the last six months. By the time the suspension was effected, the Kenya Cup and Championship seasons were scheduled for the knock out while the Nationwide was set for National quarters on Saturday 14 March.

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Clubs that had qualified for the knock-out stage were hoping for resumption to be able to finish the season and fight for the silverware.

The period scheduled for the 2020 National 7s Circuit campaign has also elapsed. The National 7s Campaign was to kick-off on 25-26 July with the Kabeberi 7s and end on 13 September in Nakuru.

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