Tusker splash Sh53mn for Kenya 15s
Members of the Kenya Simbas squad in the new playing kit
Ahead of their Rugby Africa Gold Cup campaign which begins this weekend with an away trip to Cassablanca, the national rugby 15s team has received a major boost with Kenya Breweries being unveiled as the shirt sponsors up to the end of the 2019 season to a tune of Sh53mn.
The partnership was unveiled on Wednesday afternoon, just a day before the team departs for Morocco.
“We are very excited with this deal which is part of a partnership we have with KRU where we have given Sh53mn in cash to be disbursed every quarter. We will look at negotiating for a new contract at the end of this deal next year,” said Kenya Breweries Marketing Manager Christine Mwaura as she unveiled the new kit.
Tusker return to the front of the Kenya Simbas jersey after a three-year absence with the beer brand having similarly sponsored the team in 2015 when they took part in the Vodacom Cup in South Africa.
“We are glad to unveil this partnership today with Tusker who have been our long term partners and we hope that we will bring success with it. We are not in very good times now but through their support we are able to keep our programs running,” KRU Director of Rugby Thomas Odundo said.
KRU had earlier lamented they might be forced to pull the team out of the Gold Cup due to lack of funds, but Tusker’s arrival breathes a new sigh of relief. However, it comes a bit late with the team having failed to travel for a training camp in South Africa due to lack of finances.