The Kenya Rugby Union Chair, Gagla Oduor is pleading with the government to give vaccines for the players who were involved in the Kenya cup for them to resume.
“So we would like to appeal to the ministry of sports and health to give rugby players priority as well in terms of obtaining this vaccines,” Oduor said.
Gagla said they were observing the covid-19 regulations before the sporting activities were called off in March.
“We as a union demonstrated when we were allowed to play that we stuck to the government protocols and we were very strict to them, testing our players after two weeks and keeping social distance.
“So we believe even though the national figures of those with Covid-19 rose a bit, I don’t think the problem is in sports, so we must find a way to ensure sports returns as soon as possible,” Gangla said.
The government lifted the sports ban but gave strict regulations to be followed by teams before resuming of activities and this includes vaccinating of players. It vaccinated the players who will be representing the country in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.