Action between Kabras and KCB. Photo Courtesy/Denis Acre-Half

KRU chairman’s update on rugby resumption


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It is has been four months and 18 days since the Kenya Rugby Union cancelled rugby competitions due to the COVID-19 situation in the country.

This was after the Ministry of Health banned sporting activities and gathering as safety measure.  With restrictions on travel across the country having been lifted, fans are eagerly waiting to know when their favourites local teams will be back to action.

KRU Chairman Oduor Gangla in the virtual Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday revealed that they do not have a clear answer on the return and they are waiting for the government’s direction before deciding the way forward.

“Am sure you are all keen to know when rugby will return. I don’t have the answer today but we will continue to engage the government and soon there will be pronouncements on the way forward. After that, we will be able to sit and engage stakeholders to see the way forward,” Gangla stated.

The sports ministry formed a committee to advise on sports resumption in June. The committee’s report is ready but according to Nation Sport, not much will be done till Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed returns from Geneva, Switzerland this week.

Amina went to Geneva where Kenya has pitched her for the post of director-general of the World Trade Organisation.

The rugby season was cancelled in mid-March as the matches were scheduled for the playoffs stage. Homeboyz were to play Menengai Oilers while Impala were to tackle Mwamba at Impala club. Kabras and KCB were through to the semis.

In the Championship, USIU were to take on Nothern Suburbs while Mean Machine were to face Egerton Wasps. The Nationwide was scheduled for National quarters.

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