Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi yesterday announced a Sh3 million sponsorship package for the Safaricom Sevens starting today and concluding on Sunday at the Moi Sports Centre, Kasarani.
Intercontinental Hotel general manager Africa Karl Hala said: “We are proud to be part of the Safari Sevens tournament. This sponsorship is meant to ensure all the teams enjoy first class accommodation as they take part in what has arguably become the best Sevens rugby competition in Africa.”
The money will go into accommodating the participating rugby teams throughout the tournament including Uganda, Samurai, England Royals, Australia Renegades, Belgium, Zambia, Uganda, Grenoble, Samurai, Western Province, Rwanda, Botswana among others.
Fourteen teams have already checked into the hotel ready for the spectacle that runs for three days.
The Ugandan team arrived early yesterday.
Elsewhere CBA Samurai arrived in the country on Tuesday evening in readiness for the 18th Safaricom Sevens.
The side sponsored by Commercial Bank of Africa were plate winners last year and will look to go all the way to the Robin Cahill trophy on Sunda. They have in their ranks the likes of 20-year-old Jason Kriel who played for the Blue Bulls at the recent World Club Sevens in London and featured in the SA Sevens squad this past season,
CBA Samurai Squad: Reg-Hack Muller, Hendrik de Ridder, Peter Schutte, Juan Eduan Swanepoel, Meyer Prinsloo, Gerhaduz Scholtz, Jason Kriel, Logan Basson, Jeremy Manning, Casey Stone, David Ormrod, Nicholas Wakely, Peter Richards, Terry Sands, Nicholas Worth