The tournament serves as the season opener for the National Sevens Circuit that had taken a two-year break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 32nd edition of George Mwangi Kabeberi Sevens hosted by Mwamba Rugby Club on May 21-22, 2022 at the RFUEA Grounds, Nairobi was on Thursday officially launched.
This year’s edition will serve as the season opener for the 2022 National Sevens Circuit that comprises five other legs namely Christie Sevens, Dala Sevens, Kakamega Sevens, Prinsloo Sevens and Driftwood Sevens.
For the Sevens rugby lovers, this marks the end two-year hiatus for the shorter version of the game occasioned by the global Covid-19 pandemic crisis that affected many sporting activities.
Speaking at the launch, Mwamba Rugby Chairman Goerge Mbaye said: “We are delighted to be hosting the first leg of the National Sevens Circuit and we look forward to a very exciting weekend of top shelf sevens rugby as teams look to make their mark in the competition.
“All stakeholders are working hard in partnership to deliver a spectacular, safe and secure event and the players and teams are looking forward to getting back on the pitch and showcasing the speed, skill and thrills of world class rugby sevens in the country.”
“Kabeberi Sevens has grown to be a crowd favourite over the years and we are excited that this marquee event is returning to Nairobi after a four year absence, two of which were enforced by the pandemic. As we prepare to witness some world-class rugby action, Mwamba Rugby will be working with organisers to execute a successful and safe event for both spectators and participants,” He added.
Mwamba Rugby has brought on board a number of partners ahead of their flagship including Betsafe as the official gaming partner, East African Breweries Limited through the Tusker brand, Safaricom, CIC Group, Homeboyz, Avenue Healthcare, Galito’s, Capital FM and Kenya Buzz.
Mwamba RFC are the defending champions having won the 2019 edition that was held at the Kinoru Stadium, Meru. KCB Rugby are the overall National Sevens Circuit defending champions.
The George Mwangi Kabeberi Memorial Sevens, popularly known as the Kabeberi Sevens, was first played in 1986 to commemorate the passing away of the charismatic George Mwangi Kabeberi, one of the founding members of the Mwamba club.
Over the years, the significance of the tournament has been expanded to honour departed club members, including recently departed Leeroy Okara, Absalom “Bimbo” Mutere, Abedeen Shikoyi, and Jimmy Owino and lately Victor Wayodi among others.
Advance tickets can be purchased on the Kenya Buzz website by logging on https://www.kenyabuzz.com/events/event/kabeberi-sevens. Fans can stay updated with the latest event happenings from the Kabeberi Sevens by visiting http://mwambarugby.com/ and following our social media pages.
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