Kenya Harlequin head coach Charles Cardovillis and team manager Godfrey Okoth are suspended for 12 weeks from all rugby activities by Kenya Rugby Union following the outcome of their misconduct case.
Decision of the independent judicial commission was released on Wednesday by KRU who say, “Pursuant to R20.10.1(c), the 1 st and 2nd Persons are suspended from all Rugby activity for a period of 24 weeks, effective from the date of this decision.
“Consequently, in view of the provisional suspension served, their conduct during the hearing and no evidence of previous misconduct, the Committee reduced that suspension by fifty percent (50%) to 12 weeks from the effective date provided that the 1 st and 2nd Persons shall not be in breach of Regulation 20 during this period (the full 24 weeks).”
The ban ends on 21 November 2019. Cardovillis and Okoth have a right to appeal according to KRU.
The misconduct occurred during the National Sevens Circuit “Kabeberi” Sevens Leg on 27th / 28th July 2019 in Meru Town.
“Should the Persons be found in breach during this period, the sanction shall be applied in full.”
Cardovillis and Goddy, as he is popularly known, are suspended from all rugby-related activities based on a judicial panel sitting held on Wednesday 21 August 2019 pending the hearing and determination of the misconduct hearing as stated by KRU.
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