Kenya Cup Resumption Postponed in Honor of Ayimba

The league has been postponed in honor of Kenyan legend Ayimba who was laid to rest on Friday.

Kennya Rugby Union on Friday announced that Kenya Cup resumption has been postponed to June 19th.

Kenya Cup through a tweet on their official tweeter handle confirmed that the planned June 12 restart has been shelved in respect to departed former Kenya 7s and Simbas player and coach Benjamin Ayimba.

Ayimba was laid to rest on Friday in Uranga, Siaya County.

“In honor of departed Kenyan rugby legend Benjamin Ayimba, fixtures set for12 June 2021 are postponed,” reads a statement from the Kenya Rugby Union.

The Kenya Cup, Kenya’s top-tier rugby competition was set to resume tomorrow after close a two-month break. Kenya Cup as well as other sports disciplines were suspended in adherence to state directives on Covid-19 mitigation.

The league will resume with fixtures that were initially set to be played on Saturday 27th March.

The league semifinals are set for 28 August with the final scheduled to take place on 4 September.

Former Shujaa coach Benjamin Ayimba.[Courtesy]

Ayimba died on May 21 while receiving treatment at Kenyatta National Hospital for cerebral malaria.

Ayimba was arguably the most successful Kenya Sevens coach having guided Kenya to their maiden victory in the World Rugby Sevens Series with victory at the 2016 Singapore Sevens.

The team hammered Fiji 3-7 in the final, their only main cup victory in the World Series to date.

Ayimba, a Maseno School alumnus, also captained Impala Saracens, Kenya sevens and Kenya 15s national teams over a trophy-laden period.

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