Monday, April 30, 2012

Aberdeen Shikhoyi R.I.P

Saturday, Kenya lost the 15’ women’s rugby (Kenya Lioness) captain to a serious spinal cord injury sustained during the first leg of the Women’s Elgon Cup clash against Uganda, which took place on April 21, 2012 in Kampala.
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In conformity with fans present at the match, Shikhoyi misery started with an opponent knee hitting her spine in a tackle and a later step on her neck. She was immediately airlifted to Nairobi for critical medical care.
She has been undergoing treatment at the Nairobi Hospital, until Saturday night when she was pronounced dead. Saturdays Elgon Cup return leg match win (15-3, agg. 21-18) was dedicated to her quick recovery, unfortunately hours later, her teammates and the rugby fraternity was met with the sad news.
Shikhoyi has been with the national team for years and has won the Elgon Cup twice. She has also captained the 7’s women's team and her club, Mwamba Invaders.

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