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Kabras coach disappointed by decision to cancel season

By Christopher Owuor
Monday, April 13th, 2020
Kabras Sugar players in a recent Kenya Cup match in Kakamega. Photo/PD/FRED LIKUYANI

Kabras Sugar RFC tactician Henly Du Plessis is disappointed by the cancellation of the rugby season by the Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaking to People Sport from Kakamega at the weekend, Du Plessis, who has turned around things to see Kabras become one of the strongest and impressive sides in the country, expressed his disappointment that the season will not be played to the end.

“It’s a sad and painful decision to cancel the season at a time when we were aiming for the double but it is important in the perspective of safeguarding the players and other major stakeholders,” said Du Plessis. 

“It has struck us hard. We were at the peak of our season, targeting Kenya Cup and also fighting to retain our Enterprise cup title. It has really demotivated some players but we have accepted it the way it considering life is more important,” he added. 

“If we insist on playing and lose lives, it will be bad for the sport but taking precautions will give us another time to compete. We shall, therefore, give our players time to rest as we wait for the next step.”

Du Plessis urged his players and other technical bench staff to observe the laid down health directives aimed at curbing the dreaded disease. 

Kabras had been enjoying a stellar season that saw them top the Kenya Cup standings and reach the Enterprise Cup semi-finals before the league was suspended.