NAIROBI, August 9 – The Kenya Rugby Football Union (KRFU) has acquired a Sh2.5 million sponsorship from Zain Kenya for the Enterprise Cup, which resumes on September 6.,
The International Rugby Board’s (IRB) development manager Bruce Cook said Friday that the sponsorship was aimed at developing the tournament and the clubs that play in it.
“It will ensure the players of the clubs are going to benefit, since they will be playing in the tournament,” he said.
Clubs in KRFU has been out of the Enterprise Cup since 1924 due to lack of sponsors.
Cliffie Booysen, IRB’s Regional General Manager for Africa, was optimistic that the new cash injection would boost the players’ experience and exposure.
“We are exposing the game to other regions like Tanzania and Uganda to enable players at club level gain international exposure and improve the game by playing other unions,” Booysen expressed.
According to KRFU’s General Manager Auka Gacheo, the Enterprise Cup draw will be done in two weeks time before the competition resumes on September 6.
He said that there would be awards for the winners, since all Kenya cup teams will participate in the knock-outs in Mombasa and Nakuru.
“We will have two teams from Uganda, one from Tanzania. The ladies rugby team will play in the circuit category,” Gacheo revealed.