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Kenya rugby fans urged to cheer team in full swing

19 September 2013, 20:30 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi - The Kenya Rugby Sevens fans have been called upon to come out in large numbers and cheer the team during the Safaricom Sevens tournament that kicks of on Friday at Kasarani Stadium.

Addressing the press before receiving a cheque donation worth KES 3 million courtesy of the Inter-Continental Hotels Group, Alexander Mutai, the Vice Chairman Kenya Rugby Union, said big teams including England are already in the country for the event and that spectators should not worry about their security since measures have already been put in place to handle any security threats.

Alexander Mutai, Karl Hala
(Alexander Mutai and Karl Hala. Photo: Samuel Kisika, News24 user)

"Kenya is ranked fifth globally in spectating rugby and fans should turn out in full swing to cheer up the team. They will also have a great opportunity to see big teams they have been watching on television like England, which is already in the country," said Mutai.

Mutai stated that basing on Kenya's rugby team performance and ranking, they are very optimistic that the team will do well in the Safaricom Sevens.

Karl Hala, the Inter-Continental Hotels Group Regional General Manger Africa, commended the team for its encouraging performance after presenting it with a cheque worth KES 3 million.

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