Rugby fans and Kenyan players will have to wait a little longer for some action as the Kenya Rugby union recently announced that the Kenya Cup’s planned resumption has been once again postponed.
Kenya Rugby announced via their social media, Twitter, that the scheduled games to be played this Saturday has been moved to next week. Kenya Cup said the reason for the postponement is because they’d like to honor the late rugby legend, Benjamin Ayimba who was laid to rest on Friday after a long battle with cerebral malaria.
“In honor of departed Kenyan rugby legend Benjamin Ayimba, fixtures set forJune12 are postponed. League action resumes on Saturday, June 19,” read the Kenya Cup tweet.
Strathmore Leos facing Kenya Harlequins and KCB playing Top Fry Nakuru, where set to play this Saturday.
MMUST, Nondescripts. Impala, Kabras, Blak Blad, Mwamba and Oilers were all given a rest week.
Ayimba died on May 21 after his long battle with cerebral malaria, his death shook the entire Kenya community as did his financial problems.
Ayimba is the legendary coach of the most successful Kenyan Sevens squad as he coached Kenya to their first ever HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series victory at the 2016 Singapore Sevens. The Kenyan players and nation was given a huge boost in confidence as the squad won the cup finals defeating Fiji 3-7.
The late coach was also the former captain and player of the Kenya XVs and 7s team before hanging his boots for the coaching hat.
Postponed Kenya Cup matches
MMUST vs Nondescripts 1pm Kakamega ASK
Kabras Sugar vs BlakBlad 3pm Kakamega ASK
Strathmore Leos vs Kenya Harlequins 1pm KCB Sports Club
KCB vs Top Fry Nakuru RFC 3pm KCB Sports Club
Resolution Impala vs Mwamba RFC 3pm Impala Club