Former national men’s rugby 7s team Shujaa head coach Benjamin Ayimba was on Friday laid to rest at his rural home in Uranga, Siaya county.
Former Kenya 7s Captain and national rugby team coach Benjamin Ayimba laid to rest at his rural home in Uranga, Siaya county. pic.twitter.com/kGkN1PVpD9
— Radio Citizen (@RadioCitizenFM) June 11, 2021
Arguably Kenya’s most successful rugby coach, Ayimba lost a protracted battle to cerebral malaria at the Kenyatta Hational Hospital on May 21st.
Sadly Benjamin Ayimba death reminds us that people are only close to u during two occasions. When u are on top of the world and when they hear u have passed away. Both times its to their own advantage pic.twitter.com/D991fr48uv
— Sultan (@nasirkenya) June 11, 2021
Ayimba will be remembered as the only coach to lead Kenya to a first ever and only sevens world series tournament win, beating Fiji 30-7 in the Singapore 7s final in 2016.
In honour of the rugby great, the Kenya Rugby Union has postponed the Kenya cup that was to resume this weekend.
In honor of departed Kenyan rugby legend Benjamin Ayimba, fixtures set for12 June 2021 are postponed.
— Kenya Cup (@TheKenyaCup) June 11, 2021