Andrew Odera (with the ball) of Menengai Oilers fights with Kelvin Kabole of Top Fry Nakuru RFC during the Kenya Cup match on the grounds of Nakuru ASK on March 13, 2021.[Kipsang Joseph,Standard]
The Kenya Cup League game between leaders Menengai Oilers and Impala Saracens, due to be played at the ASK Nakuru Showground this afternoon, has been postponed indefinitely.
It was postponed after Impala players did not receive their Covid 19 results in time for the game and the officials were forced to cancel the game as it did not meet the established guidelines of the Ministry of Health.
Oilers head coach Gibson Weru confirmed the new development, saying his results have been confirmed by the relevant authorities and are ready to battle their opponents on the way to the top honors.
“But the cancellation was a setback for us as we were equally ready to attack our opponents, but it had to be canceled because Impala could not use the Covid-19 results required by the health authorities,” Weru told Standard Sports.
Oilers said they received their Covid-19 results on the eve of the game.
“We were ready for Impala as we got our results on the eve of the epic encounter, but we will survive another day to fight,” said Weru, a former international scrum.
Impala’s head coach Mitch Ocholla confirmed that health officials have not released their Covid 19 test results in accordance with established guidelines forcing the team not to travel to Nakuru.
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“The gaming unit completed the Covid-19 tests within the set time frame, but we believe the results were not released within the set time guidelines,” Ocholla told Standard Online.
For the same reason, the match against Nathescripts against Strathmore Leo, which was to be played on the grounds of the Rugby Football Union of East Africa, was canceled.
According to sources, two Nondescripts players had tested positive for the coronavirus, which meant that the game had to be canceled at the eleventh hour.
Leos head coach Louis Kisia said his team is ready for the game, unlike their opponents whose results have not been confirmed and confirmed by match officials.
Kisia said he is now focused on the next game against Kenya Harlequins, which will be played on Saturday at the same location (RFUEA Grounds) in Nairobi.