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Former Kenya Sevens player Allan Makaka perishes in road crash


Former Kenya Sevens player Allan Makaka perishes in road crash

Former Kenya Sevens player Allan Makaka is dead. 

Makaka, 38, died in a road accident Friday night in Nairobi, the Kenya Rugby Union said in a statement.

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

During his stint with the national team, Makaka, who is ranked 21st overall in Kenyan all-time try scorers on the world series, made 57 appearances on the Sevens World Series, managing 28 tries.

An alumnus of Mumias Boys Primary School, Musingu High School and the United States International University-Africa, he initially played his club rugby at defunct military side Ulinzi, winning back to back National Sevens Circuit titles in 2002 and 2003.

Makaka made a name for himself with his searing pace that earned him a place in the national sevens squad, Shujaa.

He moved to Kenya Harlequin 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.

Additional reporting by KRU

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