The much-hyped East Africa rugby Super Cup has been postponed to October/November 2018 according to one of the organizers. It was initially planned for Wed 9 May and Saturday 12 May in Kyadondo, Uganda.
Kenya Cup champions KCB were to play Rhinos who finished second in Uganda while Kenya's runner up Kabras Sugar were to take on Uganda champions Pirates with the winner meeting in the final where the stakes was Ugsh 10m.
Plans to be finalized in late May
One of the organizers of the Super Cup Edward Ochieng has been in Nairobi for the past one week trying to get things going but only could settle for a new date.
"We've agreed to postpone the Super Cup to October or November this year because that's what works for everyone," he said in an exclusive interview with Raga House
Ochieng adds that representatives from KCB, Kabras, Pirates, Rhinos, Uganda Rugby and Kenya Rugby Union will have a meeting on Saturday May 26 in Kampala on the sidelines of the Elgon Cup to finalize on the plans.
Raga House understands that KCB's involvement in the Mwamba Cup, that had been postponed by a week due to an appeal, made it impossible for them to travel and was part of the reasons that led to the postponement. Preparations for the upcoming Africa Gold Cup was another big reason. While KCB has 11 players in Kenya Simbas 35-man squad, Kabras has five players.
Preseason most preferred
"Both teams have players in the national teams preparing for various tournaments and so the only good time for them is October,"
"In October, all the four teams will be preparing for 2018/19 season and this will be an opportunity to know where they are before starting respective local campaigns." added Ochieng
KCB won the Kenya Cup after beating Kabras Sugar 29-24 in Nairobi while Pirates secured a double; the Ugandan Cup and league.