Kenyan rugby star passes on


Kenya Simbas, Kenya Sevens and Kenya Commercial Bank rugby player Tony Onyango is dead.

Onyango reportedly collapsed on Tuesday night, March 3 at his home in Ngong, Kajiado County after returning from training.

The player was said to be in good health and even attended training in the evening with his current club KCB ahead of the Kenya Cup playoffs set for this weekend.

His body has been taken to Umash Funeral Home.

The club has led the rugby fraternity in mourning the loss of the tough-tackling fullback.

“It is with seismic disturbance that we announce the sudden death of our KCB Rugby player Tony Onyango Opondo. This happened at his home in Ngong on the 3rd of March 2020. We will update on further details. We ask for your prayers during this trying time,” read a statement from KCB confirmed by Team Manager Philip Wamae.

Kenya Rugby Union mourned him as a player who represented the country diligently.

“We join the entire Kenyan rugby fraternity in mourning Tony Onyango Opondo of KCB Rugby Club who passed away on Tuesday 3 March 2020. Tony had played for the Kenya national team across all representative levels,” said KRU.

Onyango won the National Sevens Circuit with his former club Homeboyz in 2016 and Kenya Cup title with his current club KCB and was part of the golden Strathmore Leos squad that reached the Kenya Cup final in 2013.

The cause of his death is yet to be established he has left behind a wife and a son.


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