NAIROBI, AUGUST 24 – The Cadburys Kenya limited has sponsored Kenya Harlequins Rugby Football club to the tune of Kshs3.8M through their newly launched product “LunchBar”.
Speaking during the ceremony at Serena Hotel Wednesday, Marion Gathoga the firm’s country Director presented a Kshs3.8M cheque and announced other merchandise to be provided bringing the deal close to Kshs5.5M.
“We are going to be spending the cash, the player’s kits and many other promotional activities that we will be involved in including participating in the teams events” she said.
She added that the leading chocolate manufacturing firm is a proud partner of the Quins who are the country’s champion for the two consecutive years.
The chocolate industry has primarily targeted the female consumer and sees out an opportunity to grow consumption in the male Arena.
Aon Corporations CEO for East Africa Joe Onsando whos the former Quins long-term chairman welcomed the Cadburys sponsorship.
“On behalf of the harlequins club I assure you that you made a wise decision choosing the top in the game and you will go on to witness the benefits”, said Onsando.
Quins Chairman Philip Jalango termed the partnership with the leading chocolate company as an inspiration which brings more determination to the team.
He promised that the club will take a step ahead and justify the confidence shown by the sponsors.
Speaking to Capital Sports, Kenya Harlequins FC Captain Victor Sudi said that they are humbled by the corporate company confidence to sponsor the team. After winning the KRU cup for two consecutive years they are hoping to replicate the previous form and make it three this season.
The Quins will start their season on Saturday this weekend at Kisumu Dala sevens.
The tournament comprises of two Divisions 1 with five Pools and Two with three Pools. Quins are pitted in Pool B of division one comprising of Machines, BlakBlad and Bungoma.
The other Pool A with Mwamba, Homeboyz, Kisumu and Daystar University, Pool C Impala, Strathmore, Webuye and Nondies, Pool D Nakuru, KCB, Flames and KCA, Pool E Kitale, Thika RFC, Kakamega and Busia RFC. Division 2 Pool F Moi Uni, Kenya Poly, Kisii and Kericho, Pool G Siaya MTC, Molo, Eldoret RFC and Stomers, Pool H Oryx, Masinde Muliro, Multimedia Uni and Comras.
By Jack Mwiti