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Topfry Nakuru RFC ready for Prinsloo 7s

29 August 2013, 14:26 Robert Chepkwony

Nakuru - Eighth-placed Topfry Nakuru RFC are seeking to close gap by amassing more points in this weekend’s Prinsloo Sevens tournament slated for August 31 to September 2 at the Nakuru Athletics Club.

Tournament director Ian Mwangi says his Nakuru team is ready to face its opponents in their respective pools, despite losing at Plate semis in Mombasa’s Driftwood sevens.

Mwangi reiterated this when he announced Safaricom’s KES 2.8 million sponsorship towards running the three-day tournament.

The Wanyores will face off with Mombasa at 10.56 am on Saturday in their opening match.

“Our performance has been improving in the first three circuits of Kisumu’s Dala, Mombasa’s Driftwood and Nairobi’s Kabeberi series, even though we are positioned eighth with 28 points, we will make our intentions obvious by cruising to the finals,” said Mwangi.

He further said that proper measures have been taken to enhance security and lighting in the venue with additional security guards and procurement of powerful floodlights.

Safaricom, the overall sevens series sponsor handed over KES 2.8 million to the Topfry Nakuru chairman Ali Aljabri towards running of the three day tournament that will involve school category on Friday and club category on Saturday and Sunday.

Other sponsors are Menengai Oil’s KES 1 million, Kabras Sugar’s KES 600 000 as well as CIC Insurance’s KES 100 000 in moneytary value and in kind.

This year’s Prinsloo sevens will comprise of 32 teams broken into tier one predominantly made up of Kenya Cup featured teams and tier two mostly made up of teams featured in nation wide

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