Impala Saracens RFC fullback Richard Sidindi drowned while swimming at the club on Monday morning.
Details on the player’s remain sketchy. On Saturday, Sidindi played during the Impala match against Homeboyz at the same venue.
About Richard Sidindi
Sidindi has been at the club since 2011 having joined Impala from Kisumu RFC.
He started his rugby career at St Marys School Yala and on completion joined Maseno University.
He was an astute and talented player. He could play winger or fullback and also played for the sevens team for the last couple of years.
In a statement, the club said it was shocked to learn of Sidindi’s demise.
“Very unfortunate to lose Sidindi in very unfortunate circumstances. It is a big shock not only to Impala but the entire rugby fraternity in the country,” the statement read.
Sidindi leaves behind a wife Catherine and daughter Candace.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
His death is definitely a blow to the rugby fraternity.
We wish to express our sincere condolences to the family of Sidindi Akoth and Impala Saracens RFC.
Courtesy of the Star and shujaapride.com