The Safari sevens tournament dubbed “Africa’s premier sevens tournament” has surely come a long way since its first inaugural tournament in 1996. The fact that it has helped it has helped grow talent in the sevens version of the game cannot be understated due to the fact that it has brought in competing teams from leading rugby nations like Samoa, South Africa, England among others. As such the news that Safari sevens has finally received World Rugby Approval serves as a crowning moment for those who have worked tirelessly over the years to ensure that the tournament is a success.
The approval means that the tournament is now able to attract the crème de la crème in the sevens version of the game. It for a fact places a lot more significance and prestige to the Safari Sevens on the global stage. This hopefully means that participating countries will start sending their A teams which will mean better competition and for the fans more action on the pitch.
This year’s Safari sevens which is the 20th edition will be held at the same venue it was last year, Kasarani. A total of 16 teams will be participating in the tournament and Kenya as usual will have two teams Shujaa and Moran. This year the tournament will go down on 3rd and 4th October 2015.
The tickets for the two day event are available at all Nairobi Sports House Outlets, Kenya Rugby Union Secretariat on Ngong Road as well as the Nyayo stadium accounts office. Tickets will also be available at the gate on the match days. Options to pay for the tickets include cash, M-pesa, KCB Pepea cards, Master cards and Visa. Tickets are priced at Kshs.500 for the upper deck, Kshs.1, 000 for the lower deck and VIP will be Kshs.2, 000.
Transport to Kasarani will be provided by the MetroTrans bus company at a fee of Kshs.50 and the pickup point will be Jevanjee Gardens in Nairobi.
At the Village music and entertainment will be provided by Homeboyz and for those with families there will be a designated area for them at the so ensure to come with your kids.
This year’s sponsors are Safaricom, KCB, Zuku, Resolution, Kenya Airways and Coca Cola.