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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.

*The Kenya U19s in 2010 at the Africa U19 Championship in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Tony Onyango, third from right with Chipu during the Africa U19 Championship in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in 2010

*The Kenya Simbas where he got his first call up under Michael Tank Otieno during the Elgon Cup against Uganda in April 2012 and became a regular under Jerome Paarwater, playing for the Simbas upto 2018 at the Rugby World Cup Repechage tournament in Marseille,France.

Tony Onyango scores against Tunisia during the 67-0 Rugby Africa Gold Cup win at the RFUEA in 2018

*Kenya Sevens during the 2013/14 and 2014/15 world series seasons under Paul Treu and Felix Ochieng

He was also part of the East African Elgon Warriors that played against England Counties in Kampala and Nairobi in 2012.

An alumnus of Maseno School ,Tony first played for Impala Saracens before joining Strathmore Leos and was part of the Leos squad that reached the 2012/13 Kenya Cup Final

He moved to Homeboyz where he won the 2016 National Sevens Circuit before moving to KCB where he was part of the squad that beat Kabras 23-15 in last season’s Kenya Cup final in Kakamega.

He leaves behind a wife and son.

May God grant his family,friends, team mates and colleagues strength during this trying time.

Rest In Peace Tony

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