Eldoret Prepares for Rugby Sevens Tournament

Eldoret Sports Club is in top gear to host the Rugby Sevens Tournament this weekend. The tournament will also feature the national side Shujaa. The Shujaa are currently training at Nandi Bears Golf Club in Kapsabet ahead of the Rio Olympics Games in Brazil.

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The Shujaa National Rugby Sevens Team following the Rio Olympics trials at Kipchoge Stadium Eldoret.  Photo/EN

Organizers of the tournament led by Eldoret RFC chairman Ali Mbaraka say the national team will be using the event to mentor others.

“The purpose of the Sevens team at the tournament will be to motivate the young players who will be taking part in the event from various teams,” said Mbaraka.

Defending champions Bungoma Sharks are in Pool A together with Nakuru’s Karibu RFC, Brumbies and Sigalagala Institute from Kakamega while last year’s finalists Mount Kenya University Kakamega Campus are in Pool B alongside Kenya Ports Authority, Eldoret, Shieywe and Moi University Annex Campus.

Pool C has Moi University, Menengai Oilers, Kitale and Buruburu. Host Eldoret RFC are in Pool D together with neighbors University of Eldoret, Webuye and Kapsabet.

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