The club had played previously in the Kenyan Premier League, but
was relegated after the 1997 season.
The team was disbanded in
It was revived in 2004 and rapidly promoted from lower
leagues back to the premier league.
The club reached the final on Kenyan Cup in 1986 but was
beaten by Gor Mahia (who qualified for the African Cup Winners’
Cup and won the tournament).
Kenya Sevens team survive
end to the World Series Rugby season
NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya Sevens team survived a nervy end to the World Series
season and retained their core status among the world top teams
despite poor organization failure to invest in players’ welfare.
Former head coach Benjamin Ayimba said Sunday that Kenya was
on the cusp of relegation before the return of some senior
players salvaged the team in the last round in Paris to qualify
for their first quarterfinal in the Main Cup.
"Kenya has always had talent," Ayimba said.
"But how you treat these players also matters.
"They need to run the team as a full professional side and
pay the players what parallels to their talent.
"We have survived and give the sport a new lease of life,
Kenyans deserve better than this."
While Kenya is celebrating their miraculous last minute
survival, it was the end of the road for Japan on Sunday after
they were stripped off their World Sevens Series core status
losing 52-7 to England in the quarters of Paris Sevens Challenge
Japan, who denied a place in the Cup quarters on Saturday by
a late Scotland penalty, needed to contest all eight points on
offer in the challenge trophy on Sunday and hope that Wales fell
by the way side to survive.
Heading to France, Kenya sat 14th in the standing with 27
points, just two ahead of 15th place Japan who occupied the
final relegation spot.
With South Africa finishing fourth and sealing the final
automatic slot for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games together with
USA, Fiji and New Zealand, Kenya will have easy ride in the
Africa qualifiers next year.
South Africa will skip the continental qualifiers for the
Tokyo Games leaving it out for Kenya to face Uganda, Nigeria,
Namibia, Tunisia, Morocco, and Ghana. Only one slot will be up
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