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Kisumu Rugby battles financial woes

14 January 2014, 12:12

Kisumu - The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) said it planned to come up with a short-term solution to help the Kisumu Rugby Club, which is facing serious financial challenges.

The problems came to a head this past weekend when the side failed to attend the Kenya Cup tournament owing to the constraints.

"The Chairperson of the KRU, Mwangi Muthee, said that it might a little longer before a long-term solution is made to salvage the club. It might take a little bit of time but for the short term we are going to ensure that Kisumu gets back on its feet. That is in the short-term but in the long- term we will have to do something that will make Kisumu able just like Kakamega, just like the Western Bull that have become a good centre for Rugby. You know the potential that we have western and we must do something,” he said.

The KRU is the main sponsor of local rugby clubs.

It provides clubs with jerseys and other training equipment.

The local clubs however have been facing financial constraints, a factor that limits their growth s well potential to participate in tournaments.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is also a fanatic of the sport, has previously pledged to support the KRU in a bid to ensure the game gained more prominence in the country.

Kenya is famously respected for the title, “Home of Sevens Rugby” following a series of good performances at international competitions.

– CAJ News


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