No spectators will be allowed to attend any rugby game when the Kenya Cup resumes on Saturday 27 February 2021, this is according to a report released by Kenya Rugby Union (KRU).
The Ministry of Sport, Culture and Heritage, gave the green light for KRU to kick off the 2021/2022 season in accordance and adherence to the existing COVID19 protocols.
The season will first be preceded by a Kenya Cup qualifier involving the top six teams from the 2019/20 KRU Championship.
These qualifiers will be played on Saturday 6 February and Saturday 13 February respectively. Kenya Rugby Union Championship and will run for 11 match days with the top four teams qualifying for the semifinals on Saturday 22 May. The winners of the semifinal encounters will play in the Kenya Cup final on Saturday 29 May.
This will then pave way for a league curtain-raiser match (Charity Cup) pitting the current holders of the Kenya Cup against the current Enterprise Cup champions. This encounter will be played on Saturday 20 February.
Kabras Sugar who topped the 2019/20 regular season will kick off their title chase with a home encounter against a newly-promoted side. On 27 February Kenya Cup strong title contenders Champions KCB will entertain KRU Championship winners at the Ruaraka grounds.
League Curtain Raiser
KCB RFC v Kabras Sugar RFC
27 February 2021
Kabras Sugar v Newly Promoted Team B
KCB v Newly Promoted Team A
Homeboyz RFC v Nondescripts RFC
Impala Saracens RFC v Kenya Harlequin RFC
Mwamba RFC v Blak Blad RFC
Menengai Oilers RFC v Nakuru RFC