Former rugby star begs for second chance in a moving quest to rise from the ashes

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RUGBY Former rugby star begs for second chance in a moving quest to rise from the ashes

Abigael Wafula 12:30 - 29.11.2023

Former rugby star Isaiah Ken Moseti is seeking a second chance as he looks to rebuild his rugby career.

When rugby enthusiasts hear of the name Isaiah Ken Moseti, they quickly relate it to a rugby star who disappeared into thin air at the peak of his career.

Moseti used to play Kenya 7s,15s, and KCB Rugby as a utility back who made headlines on the rugby pitches within and without the country.

However, things turned out wrongly for him, and his life is currently marred with struggles as Scrummage Africa reports, the talented player is currently struggling with addiction in the heart of the national capital, Nairobi.

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They caught up with him and Moseti shared his plea for a second chance as he seeks to rise from the ashes.

“I feel wasted because of drugs and if it remains this way, it might get worse and it will endanger my life. I know I’ve hurt myself and those who believed in me but I’m ready to change.

I want a chance to get back to the game and play one more season as I continue coaching and mentoring kids because I want them to follow the right path not only in rugby but also in education and how they should invest, I want to give back to society even if it’s volunteering,” he said.

Moseti was indeed a national treasure who won three Kenya Cup titles in succession with KCB and announced his retirement from the game during the 2019-20 season.

He also made his Shujaa debut at the 2011 Dubai sevens before he got a chance to represent Kenya 15s team, Simbas in 2014.

He is a World Rugby level 1 coaching certificate holder, having worked as a coach at Zetech University and Muhuri Muchiri Secondary School.

Moseti also explained his life’s regrets and noted that rugby was his life and he admitted to having failed himself.

“I never thought it would come to this. My life in general at the moment is a bit challenging, I want to be very honest, the transition from the game for me wasn’t the best, rugby was my life but life took a turn I never expected, I can say I have failed, I made bad decisions at some point and I regret,” he said.