Rugby Rugby

MovaPay Eldoret Sevens set for this weekend


RUGBY-BALLNAIROBI, Kenya, July 5 – Champions Bungoma Sharks have been drawn in a relatively easy Pool A of the MovaPay Eldoret Sevens tournament that gets underway this weekend in Uasin Gishu County.

The Sharks will lock horns with Nakuru’s Karibu RFC, Brumbies and Sigalagala Institute from Kakamega in the two-day tournament that has attracted 17 teams from across the country.

Last year’s losing finalists MKU Kakamega headline Pool B where they will battle it out with KPA Eldoret, Shieywe and Moi Annex while Moi University, Menengai Oilers, Kitale and Buruburu will square it out in Pool C.

Hosts Eldoret RFC are in Pool D with the University of Eldoret, Webuye and Kapsabet in what is potentially the tournament’s group of death.

Elswhere, MovaPay (Mobile Payments Solutions) which specialises in mobile money and payment solutions services with operations in Africa and Asia has taken up the tournament’s title sponsorship for the 2016 edition.

Confirming the development, Organizing Committee Chairman and Eldoret RFC Chairman Ali Mbaraka said; “We welcome the partnership with MovaPay, it will go a long way in ensuring the tournament is a success. We welcome a lot more of these partnerships, not only for this tournament but for the long term.”

“Our Organizing Committee has worked tirelessly to ensure that we deliver a quality event, one that gives fans value both in terms of rugby and entertainment. This tournament will serve as a test for teams bracing for the upcoming National Sevens Series. We welcome all to Eldoret, the city of champions,” Mbaraka added.

Eldoret Sevens is sanctioned by the Kenya Rugby Union and  has been included in their calendar of events.