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Deadline set for Kenya Cup return
By Eric Njiru | Thu 21 May, 2020 14:33

October 2020 has been proposed as the deadline for return of 2019/20 Kenya Cup, if safe to do so.

The Star Newspaper reports that the 12 Kenya Cup sides want to see current campaign out before November. KCB Chairman Xavier Makuba, who heads the Caucus, said should the season not end by then, then it should be called off.

“October is the date the clubs have zeroed on and I believe it gives a couple of scenarios to look at. I am confident we should be able to play some rugby before then,” added Makuba as quoted by Star. 

Back in April Kenya Rugby Union reversed a decision to cancel its competitions. The 2019/20 season now remains suspended and not cancelled. 

Kenya is still on cessation until early June which leaves the clubs with a few months to assess the situation. Scrapping Enterprise Cup is one of the proposals on board to accommodate the end of the season. 

“As a bare minimum, we have July, August and September and we can look at playing the Sevens at the same time. We, therefore, have time on our side,” noted Makuba.

May the government allow resumption of sports events behind closed doors, players will require up to three weeks for pre-season. “The players will adjust accordingly to the time frame given to complete the season,” he added.

Director of rugby, Thomas Odundo, acknowledged receipt of the proposals by the clubs and said that the union will harmonise with what they have.

“We have received their proposals and we are looking at them as well as other scenarios to see the best way forward and complete the season,” he added.

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Eric Njiru
Award-winning, bold, independent Rugby Journalist and Radio Presenter in Kenya, Southern Hemisphere with experience in Match-Day Reporting, News and Interviews. Covering Kenya 7s around the World. Email: ericnjiru41@gmail.com +254726205521
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