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Kenya Rugby pay tribute to former sevens Allan Makaka

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Kenya Rugby pay tribute to former sevens Allan Makaka - Sports Leo

The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) paid tribute to former sevens international Allan Makaka who died over the weekend.

Makaka died in a car accident on Saturday, he was 37.

The KRU said in a statement: “A warm individual off the pitch, Allan’s death is indeed a huge loss to his family, friends, colleagues, and the rugby fraternity.

“May God grant his family, friends, teammates and colleagues strength during this trying time. Rest in Peace Allan.”

He was part of the Kenya squad which played at the 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Hong Kong and the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia.

He made a total of 57 appearances on the Sevens World Series, scoring 28 tries and is ranked 21st overall among Kenya’s all-time try-scorers in the World Series.

He attended Mumias Boys Primary School, Musingu High School, and the United States International University – Africa.

He initially played his club rugby at the now-defunct military side Ulinzi, winning back-to-back National Sevens Circuit titles in 2002 and 2003, making a name for himself with his searing pace and earning selection to the national sevens squad, ‘Shujaa’ – as the Kenya Sevens team are known – off the back of his performances.

Fijian sevens legend Waisale Serevi once described Makaka as one of the fastest players he ever saw.

He moved to Kenya Harlequins upon Ulinzi’s disbandment at the close of the 2004 season, and featured in the ‘Quins squads that won the National Sevens Circuit title in 2005 and 2006 and the 2008 Kenya Cup league title.

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