. Elfas Etemesi after a Kenya cup game against Impala Saracens
Four teams withdraw from Kenya Cup
By Eric Njiru | Wed 17 Feb, 2021 13:44

Ngong road sides Nondies, Impala Saracens, Homeboyz and Stanbic Mwamba will not take part in the 2021 Kenya Cup, Kenya Rugby announced on Wednesday.

The four teams "are not ready to play for various reasons shared with the organizers and as a result, are excluded from this season’s fixtures" forcing a round-robin format to be adopted for the new season. 

Kenya Rugby Union announced the 2021 Kenya Cup season will kick off on Saturday 27 February 2021 and will run for 14 match days on a home and away basis. The winner of the league will be the team that accumulates the most points at the close of the season.

Eight teams namely KCB, Kabras Sugar, Nakuru, Menengai Oilers, Blak Blad, Kenya Harlequin, Strathmore Leos and MMUST will play in the Kenya Cup from 27 February. 

The first round of matches will see Kabras Sugar and KCB host newly-promoted MMUST and Strathmore Leos while Menengai Oilers and Top Fry Nakuru will host Kenya Harlequin and Blak Blad respectively. 

Nondies chairman Auka Gecheo told Daily Nation "the preparation period was short hence we are not ready. We needed at least 10 weeks of preseason training after they stayed away for 10 months."

His Impala counterpart Bon Asiyo is quoted saying "we have been out for close to one year. This is a high contact sport that needs serious preseason training.“ 

The 2021 season will not have relegation and promotion as the Championship and Nationwide league are yet to be cleared for resumption. 

Kenya Cup 2021 fixtures

Saturday 27 February
Kabras Sugar v MMUST
KCB v Strathmore Leos
Menengai Oilers v Kenya Harlequin
Top Fry Nakuru v Blak Blad

Saturday 6 March
Top Fry Nakuru v MMUST
Blak Blad v Menengai Oilers
Kenya Harlequin v KCB
Strathmore Leos v Kabras Sugar

Saturday 13 March
MMUST v Strathmore Leos
Kabras Sugar v Kenya Harlequin
KCB v Blak Blad
Menengai Oilers v Top Fry Nakuru

Saturday 20 March
Menengai Oilers v MMUST
Top Fry Nakuru v KCB
Blak Blad v Kabras Sugar
Kenya Harlequin v Strathmore Leos

Saturday 27 March
MMUST v Kenya Harlequin
Strathmore Leos v Blak Blad
Kabras Sugar v Top Fry Nakuru
KCB v Menengai Oilers

Saturday 3 April
Menengai Oilers v Kabras Sugar
Top Fry Nakuru v Strathmore Leos
Blak Blad v Kenya Harlequin

Saturday 10 April
MMUST v Blak Blad
Kenya Harlequin v Top Fry Nakuru
Strathmore Leos v Menengai Oilers
Kabras Sugar v KCB

Saturday 17 April
MMUST v Kabras Sugar
Strathmore Leos v KCB
Kenya Harlequin v Menengai Oilers
Blak Blad v Top Fry Nakuru

Saturday 24 April
MMUST v Top Fry Nakuru
Menengai Oilers v Blak Blad
KCB v Kenya Harlequin
Kabras Sugar v Strathmore Leos

Saturday 1 May
Strathmore Leos v MMUST
Kenya Harlequin v Kabras Sugar
Blak Blad v KCB
Menengai Oilers v Top Fry

Saturday 8 May
MMUST v Menengai Oilers
KCB v Top Fry Nakuru
Kabras Sugar v Blak Blad
Strathmore Leos v Kenya Harlequin

Saturday 15 May
Kenya Harlequin v MMUST
Blak Blad v Strathmore Leos
Top Fry Nakuru v Kabras Sugar
Menengai Oilers v KCB

Saturday 22 May
Kabras Sugar v Menengai Oilers
Strathmore Leos v Top Fry Nakuru
Kenya Harlequin v Blak Blad

Saturday 29 May
Blak Blad v MMUST
Top Fry Nakuru v Kenya Harlequin
Menengai Oilers v Strathmore Leos
KCB v Kabras Sugar

Kenya Cup  
Eric Njiru
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