Following it’s first ever sojourn outside Nairobi, the George Mwangi Kabeberi Sevens will once again be held away from the capital city as Meru hosts its first ever National Sevens Circuit leg from July 26 to July 28 at Kinoru Stadium.
The scenic mountainside town will welcome big guns such as the hosts Stanbic Mwamba, reigning Kenya Cup champions KCB, former sevens powerhouses Kenya Harlequin, Impala Saracens, Nondescripts and Kabras Sugar RFC, laden with top international stars from Uganda, Fiji and South Africa.
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Other exciting teams to watch during the tournament are Mean Machine, Blak Blad, Western Bulls, Menengai Oilers, Nakuru RFC and Homeboyz.
Local teams that are set to light up the stadium include Meru RFC, Kemu, Embu RFC. These will square out with equally exciting teams from across the country such as Northern Suburbs, Mombasa RFC, Bungoma RFC, Kisumu RFC, Thika RFC, Kisii RFC among many others.
Humphrey Kayange, the tournament director, said that he is looking forward to an enthralling weekend of rugby during Kabeberi Sevens. “It’s going to be big, exciting and memorable. We, as Stanbic Mwamba, are lucky to have Meru agree to host this historic tournament. On the other hand, Meru residents should look to forward to an exciting weekend as top rugby stars converge in the town to battle for the honours,” he said.
Kabeberi Sevens will feature 48 teams over a period of three days. We will have 16 teams in Division One, 24 teams in Division Two and eight ladies teams.
Kayange thanked the sponsors and partners who have continued supporting the event. “We want to thank Meru County, through the Governor Hon Kiraitu Murungi, who have generously allowed to pitch camp in Meru this year. We want to also thank Stanbic Bank who incidentally are the circuit sponsors for supporting our club. Our transport partners Modern Coast have continued to stand with us,” he said.
He also revealed that the organisers are in talks with more partners to come on board ahead of the event. “We are in talks with a number of potential partners and we will have exciting news in coming days,” he added.
The Kabeberi Sevens is played as part of the Kenya National Sevens Series, and is one of only two events of that series to be played in Nairobi. For this reason, the Kabeberi Sevens has traditionally been the best-attended tournament in the series, with many Nairobi residents coming to the Kabeberi to watch Kenya’s world-famous Rugby Sevens stars whom they only see on television the rest of the year. Due to this, the numbers attending the Kabeberi Sevens have increased steadily over the years with the 2013 and 2014 events attracting over 10,000 spectators throughout the weekend.
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