Kenyan Rugby Legends Receive Massive Boost Ahead of Highly Anticipated Clash with Uganda

Kenyan Rugby Legends Receive Massive Boost Ahead of Highly Anticipated Clash with Uganda

Robert Abong'o
May 23, 2024 at 7:51 PM
  • Kenya Rugby Legends have received sponsorship ahead of their clash vs Uganda
  • The partnership aims to nurture the next generation of rugby talent in the country
  • The squad includes former top players who are now managers in different teams

Kenya's rugby legends have secured a substantial sponsorship deal, paving the way for an exciting doubleheader against their Ugandan counterparts.

The two teams will play a highly anticipated rematch on June 8 at the Kings Park Arena in Kampala before the return fixture a week later in Nairobi.

The event will bring together a cohort of renowned ex-players who have moved into management roles.

Gaming firm, SportPesa hve moved in to sponso Nondies Legends ahead of their rematch vs Uganda. Photo: SportPesa.
Nondies Legends have partnered with SportPesa ahead of their double-header vs Uganda. Photo: SportPesa.
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Per Citizen, the Nondies Legends have partnered with the gaming firm SportPesa, a deal reportedly valued at Ksh2 million (USD 15,000).

The partnership aligns with the firm's social impact arm, the Tujiamini Initiative, which seeks to drive the joint vision of developing and supporting Kenyan rugby and rugby-related talent, from mentorship to professional top-flight competition.

Speaking at the Social House in Nairobi, on Thursday, May 23, head coach, Oscar Osir, expressed delight with the partnership and addressed the team's expectations after last year's stellar showing.

“What we should expect this year is a lot of preparation from Uganda, and what we can see is that they have beefed up their team. We might have gotten them a bit off guard last year, but I expect they will be ready. We are up to the task as we have been training well for the trip,” he said, as captured by Sports Brief.

The Legends dominated last year's encounters, triumphing 38-6 in Uganda and 31-12 at home.

As reported by KBC, this year's squad features renowned players, including Lavin Asego, captain Eddie Omondi, Collins Injera, George Mbaye, Moses Mukabane and Oscar Sudi.

SportPesa resumes operations in Kenya

Sports Brief reported that gaming firm SportPesa received the green light to operate in Kenya after the Betting Licensing and Control Board (BCLB) lifted a ban following a court order.

The firm had been out of business in the country since July 2019 following a tax dispute with the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).

Hardly a day after announcing its return to the Kenyan market, they ran into issues with the BCLB, which were sorted later.

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