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KCB Team Manager Ronney Kangetta
KCB Team Manager Ronney Kangetta. Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Teams Not Ready for Ugandan Proposed East Africa Rugby Super Cup

After the tournament flopping, KCB Lions team manager - Ronney Kangetta has tipped this reporter that his side is not ready for this tournament due to other engagements.
posted onMay 10, 2018
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By Thomas Odongo

Prior to the end of both Uganda and Kenya rugby 15s seasons, Edward Ochieng with permission from Uganda Rugby Union (URU) had organized the 2018 East Africa Rugby Super Cup that should have been played on Wednesday, 9th May at Kyadondo Rugby Club with the return leg originally slated for 12th May in Kenya.

The games were to be played between the winners of the Uganda Rugby Premiership and runners up (Pirates and Rhinos respectively) against Kenya Cup winners and runners up (KCB Lions and Kabras Sugar RFC respectively.) - Pirates vs KCB and Rhinos vs Kabras.

However, even before the games, this reporter was tipped by Kenyan insiders that KCB was not interested in this tournament something Ochieng (the tournament organizer) rubbished.

After the tournament flopping, KCB Lions team manager - Ronney Kangetta has tipped this reporter that his side is not ready for this tournament due to other engagements.

''Most of our players are involved in the national team and I do not see us travelling to Kampala any time soon,'' Kangetta noted.

Kangetta also added that they have not yet even received any communication from the Kenya Rugby Union about the same event.

However, Uganda Rugby Union (URU) made it clear that the tournament will be re-scheduled and also noted that they are not part of it albeit Ochieng remaining tight-lipped about the issue.

Kangetta meanwhile claims that even if they are to make any U-turn on this tournament, they will field a second string team hence there will not be tight competition something that will water down the game of rugby.

Ochieng initiated the East Africa Rugby Super Cup idea in 2013 involving a two-legged tie between winners only and the idea of the runners up was the debut this year.

However, even Kabras Sugar RFC are yet to comment on the issue with rugby fans left in limbo.

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