KENY CUP BOOST

Shujaa stars to be available for Kenya Cup and Enterprise semis

Kenya Rugby Union have expressed confidence that the league will be concluded.

In Summary

•World Rugby released a statement on Friday postponing the London and Paris events to Septemeber from its initial date of May.

•The Hong Kong and Singapore sevens events will be played in October having been slated for April

 

Homeboyz’ Jeff Oluoch shakes of KCB’s Davies Chenge during a past match / FILE
Homeboyz’ Jeff Oluoch shakes of KCB’s Davies Chenge during a past match / FILE

Kenya Sevens players will be available for both the Kenya and Enterprise Cup semifinals and finals following the postponement of the final two legs of the World Sevens Series due to the coronavirus pandemic.

World Rugby released a statement on Friday postponing the London and Paris events to Septemeber from its initial date of May. The Hong Kong and Singapore Sevens events will be played in October having been slated for April

Kenya Cup champions KCB have Andrew Amonde, Jacob Ojee, and Vincent Onyala and Geoffrey Okwach in the national team while Homeboyz have Alvin “Buffa” Otieno, Jeffrey Oluoch, and Bush Mwale.

 

Mwamba have talisman Collins Injera, Billy Odhiambo and Daniel Taabu as Kabras have Daniel Sikuta. All Rugby-related activities have been suspended to curb the spread of coronavirus but the Kenya Rugby Union have expressed confidence that the league will be concluded. 

Tentatively, they have set a date of mid-April if the virus is contained. Impala were to host Mwamba with Homeboyz taking on Menenegai Oilers in the playoff matches.

The winner of the Impala vs Mwamba match will face Kabras in the semis as Homeboyz v Oilers encounter KCB in the last four. The Enterprise Cup semis will see Kabras host Homeboyz as KCB entertain Impala.

The Kenya Sevens players will resume training tomorrow following a two-week quarantine period having played at the Los Angeles and Vancouver Sevens early this month.

Technical director-cum-head coach Paul Feeney said with the postponement of the Paris and Londons Sevens, they may have to tweak their training programmes for the next three months.

"We have to rethink our plans going forward and as a group, we will need to have more game situation training sessions within this time. We’re looking at dividing the whole squad into different teams where they’ll play against each other and then we will have video analysis sessions to see how to improve ourselves,” added Feeney.