In Summary
  • Opiyo disclosed that they raised over Sh35 million in cash and kind from sponsorship last year what with Sh3.3 million being realised in gate collection.
  • “Our main Kenya Breweries through their flagship Tusker gave Sh20 million in cash, besides managing the media activation and Safari Village,” explained Opiyo, adding that they will be more

This year’s Safari Sevens will take place from October 23 to 25 at RFUEA grounds, Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) announced on Monday.

Kenya’s second side, Morans stunned South Africa 19-14 to win last year’s edition held between October 18 to 20.

It will mark the third year the event is taking place at the venue after having traversed the Nyayo National Stadium and Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani from 2011.

The Organising Committee chairman Thomas Opiyo said they look forward to an improved tournament having invited some of the top sides in the World Rugby Sevens Series.

“We have once again invited South Africa, Fiji, United States and Ireland,” said Opiyo, adding that they have started preparations much earlier this time around so as to attract quality teams and sponsorship.

Opiyo said a committee will be set up in the first week of February to negotiate with sponsors and some of the top World Rugby Series sides.

“Last year, we started late in May but this time around we are on time and we hope sponsorship will double and more quality sides coming,” said Opiyo.

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