•KCB are the defending champions of the event having won the 2019 edition after beating Menengai Oilers 23-14 in the final.
•Mbogo said they were deliberating on having fans in the stadium after the Ministry of Sports lifted restrictions but will make the decision next week.
Impala Floodlight rugby tournament slated for next month will start at the semifinal stage.
Unlike the previous years where the tournament was played across three weekends, this year's event will kick off on the weekend November 6-7.
Impala vice-chairman Charles Mbogo said champions KCB, Impala, Quins, Nondies have confirmed participation with Menengai Oilers as standby.
The universities category has attracted Strathmore Leos , Mean Machine, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) and Daystar University with Blak Blad as back up for the two-week long tournament.
Mbogo said they were deliberating on having fans in the stadium after the Ministry of Sports lifted restrictions but will make the decision next week.
The tournament was not held last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and Mbogo expects the clubs to use the event as a build-up for the start of the Kenya Cup season November 27.
“The clubs involved will use this as preps for the Kenya Cup season and get the players in the right frame of mind," said Mbogo.
On sponsorship, Mbogo said they were still engaging sponsors and would know the status by next week. “Talks are still ongoing with sponsors and we will know the outcome soon,” added Mbogo.
KCB are the defending champions of the event having won the 2019 edition by beating Menengai Oilers 23-14 in the final.
The bankers have won the event a record eight times with their first win coming in 2005. They also won in 2007 and dominated between 2013-2015 and 2017-2019.
Elsewhere, Zimbabwe head coach Graham Kaulback has named his 12-man squad for the Safari 7s tournament scheduled for this weekend at Nyayo Stadium.
Kudzai Mashawi will captain the side that has Takudzwa Kumadiro, Shingirai Katsvere, Ryan Musumhi, Godfrey Vagaramombe, Munopa Muneta, Brandon Boshi and Prince Ncube.
Ganizani Chiku, Jerry Jaravaza and Vuyani Dhlomo will make their Sables debut this weekend. Zimbabwe will be hoping to improve on their 2019 performance having bowed out in semis.