NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 19 – Four foreign referees are lined up to officiate at this weekend’s Safari Sevens.
The four are Salem Atalah from France, Jack le Feuvre (England), Paulo Duarte (Portugal) and Vusumuzi Msibi (South Africa).
Atallah has officiated in France’s Top 14 championship while Duarte has overseen matches on the European Grand Prix Sevens.
Girls and Veterans to Feature at Safari Sevens
The Girls National Schools Sevens championship will get the Safari Sevens underway where 16 teams are lined up to play in the tournament which will be held on the sidelines of the Safari Sevens on this weekend.
The teams will be split into pools of four with the top two teams from each group securing passage to the cup quarterfinals.
Barchando have been seeded first and headline Pool A which also features Muthambi, Nasokol and Itigo.
Nairobi’s Olympic Secondary School are in Pool B with Chief Mbogori, Mgahulu and Rehema while Pool C comprises Maono Educational Center, Loise Girls, Asumbi Girls and Joserenes Girls High School.
Nakuru Day headline Pool D which also includes Daraja Academy, Rianyachabera and Bofu Secondary School.
Pool A: Barchando, Muthambi, Nasokol, Itigo
Pool B: Olympic,Chief Mbogori, Mgahulu, Rehema
Pool C: Maono, Loise, Asumbi, Joserenes
Pool D: Nakuru Day, Daraja, Rianyachabera, Bofu
This year’s veteran tournament will take place on Friday, September 23 from 7.00pm at the Impala Club and teams led by defending champions Impala Saracens have embarked on preparations for the competition.
Early arrivals For Mauritius And Namibia
Mauritius and Namibia will be the first teams to arrive for the Africa Cup Sevens that will also be held alongside the Safari Sevens at the Safaricom Stadium, Kasarani.
Other teams taking part in the Africa Cup Sevens include hosts Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Senegal, Madagascar, Botswana, Nigeria, Zambia and Morocco.