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October 24, 2018

Plans get underway to stage regional Super Cup in Uganda

KCB Martin Owila is tackled by Kabras Philip Wakorach during the Kenya Cup final at Lions Den  /ENOS TECHE
KCB Martin Owila is tackled by Kabras Philip Wakorach during the Kenya Cup final at Lions Den /ENOS TECHE

Plans are underway to have an East African Super Cup later in the year in Kampala, Uganda.

The competition bring together Kenya Cup champions KCB, runners up Kabras and Ugandan sides Rhinos and Pirates.

The tournament is slated for later in the year and according to event organiser, Edward Ochieng, the four clubs will meet on the sideline of the Elgon Cup first leg on May 26 in Uganda to set a date for the event.

“The four clubs will sit down next week in Kampala and come up with a date. It will be good for the clubs to have the event before we start the Kenya Cup and the Uganda league sometime in October or November,” added Ochieng.

He said having the tournament before the league starts will enable the clubs to gauge themselves in terms of their preparations for the 2018/2019 season.

“It will be good for the four clubs to start their preparations and know where they are in terms of strategy, tactics as well as fitness and conditioning,” he added.

Ochieng said the event will be annual as they seek to foster sporting links between the two nations. “It’s a good opportunity to foster cooperation between the two countries and bolster the rugby tradition that the two nations have had,” observed Ochieng.

Elsewhere, Godwin Karuga and Victor Oduor will be in charge of Saturday’s KRU Championship relegation play-offs. Karuga will oversee the clash between Ngong Warriors and Eldoret at the Kibiko Secondary School in Ngong Town.

He will be assisted by Motto Williams and Vincent Owino. Oduor will officiate the second clash between UoE and Swara and will be assisted by Noreen Liyosi and Abel Lagat.

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