Safaricom reveals increased sponsorship
14 July 2014, 18:58
Kasarani - Safaricom has revealed a KES50.5million sponsorship for the
upcoming Safaricom Safari Sevens and the National Sevens Series (NSS) events.
Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore confirmed that KES45.5m will go
towards sponsoring the Safaricom Safari Sevens event, which takes place between
September 26 and 28 in Kasarani.
The other KES5m will go towards the NSS, with each hosting
club getting a million to cover their costs.
“Sevens rugby is more than just a sport to Kenyans. It is a
unifying embodiment of Kenya's competitive spirit,” Collymore said when he
handed over the sponsorship cheque to Kenya Rugby Union President Mwangi Muthee
The Kabeberi Sevens event, which takes place on the weekend
of August 2 and 3, will be the first leg of the NSS season, while Dala Sevens
will be the second, the week thereafter.