Kenya Rugby Union has suspended the Kenya Cup league for an unspecified period following the Government’s ban on sporting activities in the country.
President Uhuru Kenyatta in his address on Friday afternoon issued directives as a way to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the country. Among the directives was the suspension of sporting activities.
The Union has been forced to suspend the league which was headed for the fifth round and had 11 teams participating.
“Following the Presidental directive putting a halt to all sporting activities as part of wider COVID-19 mitigation, the Kenya Rugby Union hereby suspends the Kenya Cup league until further notice,” reads a statement by KRU.
“We regret any inconvenience caused to all our stakeholders notably clubs, players, fans and our broadcast partner Mediamax,” the statement further reads.
Before the suspension, four matches were set to go on on Saturday with Strathmore Leos set to play the early kickoff match against Kenya Harlequins. The venue was also set to host the encounter between Kenya Cup holders KCB and former Champions Nakuru.
At Impala Club, Impala Saracens were to play Mwamba starting at 3 PM while Log leaders Kabras were set to play Blak Blad at their Kakamega Showground.
Kenya Cup Match Day 5
Saturday 27 March 2021
Strathmore Leos v Kenya Harlequin, 1.00pm, KCB Sports Club (Live)
KCB v Nakuru, 3.00pm, KCB Sports Club (Live)
Impala Saracens v Mwamba, 3.00pm, Impala Club
Kabras Sugar v Blak Blad, 3.00pm, Kakamega Showground
Masinde Muliro v Nondescripts (postponed)