After roughing up referee Saidi Kenya in the championship semifinal at the RFUEA Ground on Saturday, Shamas Rugby has terminated Joseph and James Kangethe’s contracts. In a popular video, the identical brothers can be seen raining blows on Saidi during the game, which the Monks won 9-5. Former Kenya Simbas internationals, the Kangethe twins also played for Quins.
“We condemn the vile acts of indiscipline against the referee or any individual,” Shamas stated in a statement. We sincerely apologize to the impacted authorities, the KRU, and the rugby community as a whole.” “What happened on Saturday is not part of our culture or principles,” the statement continued. We disassociate ourselves from the incidents as an organization and pledge to fully cooperate with KRU in the ongoing inquiry.”
“We’d want to inform the rugby community that we’ve begun the process of terminating our relationships with the perpetrators.” ” “The Shamas have committed to reviewing their hiring and evaluation standards for coaches and players to guarantee that the flaws and events that occurred this time do not recur,” Shamas added. Mwangi Karimi, head of the Kenya Rugby Referee Association (KRRA), denounced the event. “The physical assault on one of our own is an affront to rugby’s spirit and core values,” “he stated
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