Setback for Kisumu RFC as key Kenya Cup result is nullified

Kisumu during the kISII 7s. Photo Courtesy/Scrummage

Kenya Cup outfit Kisumu RFC have been dealt with a major setback after the result of their match against Blak Blad was nullified.

According to a communique to clubs, the league and fixtures committee has made decisions regarding the cases presented to them and it has ruled that the match is nullified and has to be replayed in a neutral venue.

“Following the misconduct report presented for the match played on 13th January 2024 regarding M O.A, the match has been nullified and SHALL be reconvened again at a neutral ground ” read part of the ruling seen by Scrummage Africa.

The match initially played at Mamboleo Stadium ended prematurely and Kisumu RFC got four points by leading 17-15 by the time of abandonment.

The match, ended prematurely after the centre referee called off the match with almost 15 minutes before regular time after a section of fans allegedly chanted abusive words towards him.

Chalking off four points will leave Kisumu 10th on the log but with eight points. This will mean they will be only two points above Catholic Monks and six above Homeboyz. Kisumu will welcome Kenya Harlequins this Saturday in Kisumu.


Furthermore, the ruling sheds light on other fixtures impacted by various incidents during the matches played on February 24, 2023.

The Jackals vs TUM Marines encounter saw TUM Marines being awarded full points due to delays in kick-off times, match abandonment, and prioritizing player safety, by Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) regulations.

The Bungoma RFC vs Sigalagala National Polytechnic match is slated to be rescheduled, awaiting ratification by the competition department. Meanwhile, Multimedia University’s inability to fulfil fixtures has led to the erasure of their match results, following KRU regulations.

Webuye RFC vs Shamberere Institute witnessed Shamberere Institute being awarded full points, once again citing match abandonment and considerations for player safety.


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