Friday, 31 August 2012

Airtel Kenya to sponsor Nakuru Prinsloo Sevens Rugby action

By Fred Maingi in Nairobi

Airtel Kenya has announced its full sponsorship for the 2012 Nakuru
Prinsloo Sevens rugby tournament which will be held at the Nakuru
Athletic Club grounds from September 1st to 2nd, 2012.
Airtel Kenya managing director  Shivan Bhargava reiterated his
company’s commitment to the promotion of sports in Kenya going on to
say that “We are committed to supporting the development of sports in
the country and we will be supporting more sporting initiatives aimed
at nurturing talent among the youth in Kenya. We have recently
supported football and cricket tournaments and we will continue to
support sporting activities that will have a positive impact on our
 Bhargava added that his Company is delighted to have the opportunity
to enable consumers to enjoy their favorite sport while accessing free
airtime to the value of their entry ticket, enabling them to talk for
FREE and connect with their friends and family during and after the
games.  Bhargava also explained that the Company will set up exclusive
Airtel customer service and sales points at the games venue.
Speaking about the sponsorship, the Chairman of the Nakuru Rugby
Football Club Mr. Ali Theban Aljabri expressed his delight at the
offer from Airtel appealing to more organizations to join in the
promotion of the event to cater for more teams and better quality of
the games in the future.
  Aljabri said the tournament will kick off on Saturday  September 1st
2012 with an exciting match between Quins and Blakblad starting 10am.
Defending champions Mwamba will go all out to make it a hat-trick of
victories. Players to watch from Mwamba are, Dan Sikuta, Edgar Abere,
and Kevin Wambua. Humphrey Kayange will be sorely missed after his
re-location to Bristol University.
The 2012 edition will be a 24 team event just as in the last two
year’s. The winners of this tournament will bag 38 points according to
the International Rugby Board Rules.
 The Airtel Prinsloo Sevens Rugby tournament turns 7 years this year
and is the biggest fixture in local 7s circuit rugby calendar to be
held in Nakuru. The tournament is expected to attract more than 10,000
rugby enthusiasts who are drawn from Kisumu, Eldoret, Bungoma,
Mombasa, Machakos, Kakamega, and Nairobi in addition to neighboring
towns.of Dar es salaam and Kampala.

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