- The Kenya rugby clubs ahead has proposed to shed off the country’s oldest cup competition Enterprise Cup to ease the completion of the season and allow a restart of a new one following the coronavirus pandemic.
They (Kenya cup clubs) are set to sacrifice cup competition as clubs look at completing the season that has heavily been disrupted by the virus. The tournament had reached the semifinal stage with holders Kabras set to take on Homeboyz as KCB facing Impala.
Sources close to the Caucus said that it is indeed prudent to shelve the knockout cup competition to finish the league as the Rugby calendar is congested.
“We are facing tough times and with a small window to finalize the fixtures, we have decided to shelve the Enterprise Cup so that we finish the Kenya Cup,” the source stated.
Xavier Makuba, Kenya Cup caucus chairman said they have proposed that the season resumes in July but contrary to that and the public opinion, the players will only need three weeks of training to complete the playoffs and finals.
“We don’t need six weeks of pre-season. Just three weeks and the players will be good to resume the remainder of the season and compete,” he added.
He concluded, “I am optimistic everything will be finished in time for the start of the Sevens circuit,” he said, adding: “We had three weeks to seal the season and if all goes well, we should complete everything by mid-July.”
Homeboyz were due to play Menengai Oilers with the winner advancing to the semis, where they were to face champions KCB, who finished second in the pool stage.
League leaders Kabras were to meet the winner between Impala and Mwamba. The Championship, Nationwide, and other regional leagues had also entered the playoff stage.
The proposed fixtures have been sent to the fixtures committee with a decision expected later in the week.