Former Kenyan Sevens Star Allan Makaka dies in a car accident

Kenya Rugby is mourning the death of former sevens player Allan Makaka.

The Kenyan Rugby Union has confirmed that Makaka was involved in a road traffic accident. Makaka was once described by Fijian sevens legend Waisale Serevi as one of the fastest players he ever saw.

“It is with deep sorrow that we have learnt of the passing of Allan Makaka following a traffic accident on Saturday 23 May 2020.” According to a statement by the Kenyan Rugby Union.

Makaka made a total of 57 appearances on the Sevens World Series, managing 28 tries and is ranked 21st overall amongst Kenya’s all time try scorers on the World Series. Following his rugby career, he had become a business manager at Hot 96 radio station. He is survived by a wife and two children.

“A warm individual off the pitch, Allan’s death is indeed a huge loss to his family, friends, colleagues and the rugby fraternity.

“May God grant his family, friends, team mates and colleagues strength during this trying time.”

Kenya Sevens Team Shujaa expressed their condolences in a tweet, “We are deeply saddened by the death of former #Kenya7s International player Allan Makaka who passed away today in a tragic road accident. Our most sincere condolences goes out to his family and friends. Rest in Peace Champ.”

Makaka was part of the squad that played at the 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Hong Kong and the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia.

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