Makueni RFC has had to withdraw from Nairobi nationwide league due to financial challenges, captain Kennedy Munyao told Raga House.
Makueni RFC were to kick-off the 2019/20 Nairobi nationwide league, club’s category, against Comras on Sat Oct 26 but that will not be the case.
“We’ve been forced to withdraw from the 15s league because of financial challenges. We shall however be available to play sevens during the national sevens circuit," said Munyao.
“Our County government of Makueni can only fund sevens. Those who want to join other teams for the season can do so.”
Makueni are replaced by Stingers RFC in the clubs category. Stingers played in the Universities last season due to their affiliation with MKU University but have since parted ways.
MKU Nairobi will now have a team at the Universities category taking up Stingers’ slot.
Matchday 1 will see Stingers play Comras at home while MKU Nairobi will host Strathmore II.
Stingers train at Mean Machine’s UoN grounds while MKU Nairobi have their training base at Railways club.
Nairobi Universities: Stingers, Daystar Falcons, Cooperative University, AP Rugby, KCA, Africa Nazarene, TUK, MMU Hawks, Catholic II, Strathmore
Week 1 Fixtures Oct 26, 2019
MKU Nairobi vs Strathmore II
Daystar vs Catholic II
Cooperative vs MMU Hawks
AP vs TUK
KCA vs Nazarene
Nairobi Clubs: Ngong Warriors, Swara, Shamas Foundation,Vandals, Makueni, Comras, Dagoretti Bulldgos, KCAA Stormers, Masaku
Week 1 Fixtures
Ngong vs Hurricanes
Swara vs Masaku
Shamas vs Stormers
Vandals vs Dagoretti
Stingers vs Comras