Weekend imejisort! Twende Safari 7s

Shujaa top seeds as Safari Sevens draw released

What are your plans for the weekend? A you planning to watch boring movies all night? Well I would be watching the same boring movies, but I choose to do some thing better.

I will be watching some world class rugby at the Safaricom 7s to be held at the Rugby Football Union of East Africa (RFUEA) grounds.

Being held for the first time since 2016, the tournament has attracted star teams including France and Portugal.

Defending champions Shujaa have been grouped in Pool A alongside 2016 Africa Men’s Sevens silver medalists Namibia,United Kingdom’s Apache and Kenyan side Stanbic Mwamba who finished second overall at the Kenyan Stanbic Bank National Sevens Circuit in September.

Eden Agero (right) of Kenya fights for the ball with Filipe del Mestre of Argentina during day one of Singapore Rugby Sevens tournament on April 15, 2017. PHOTO | ROSLAN RAHMAN |

Shujaa, who are chasing their ninth Cup success, will take on Mwamba – who have replaced Burkina Faso on Saturday at 11.50am before meeting Apache from United Kingdom at 2.50pm.

Shujaa will then take on continental rivals Namibia in their last Pool “A” duel at 5.50pm.

This year’s tournament will involve 12 teams drawn in three pool of four sides each.

Kenya Morans have a tricky Pool “C” opener against neighbours Uganda Cranes at 10.44 am before facing former World Rugby Sevens Series core side Portugal at 2.06pm.

Morans will next play Stanbic National Sevens Series champions Homeboyz in their last pool fixture at 4.44pm.

World Rugby Sevens Series core team Spain, who finished 11th during the 2017/18 season, highlight Pool “B” that has the 2015 champions Samurai International, Red Wailers from South Africa and Emerging Uganda.

Pool A: Shujaa, Namibia, Apache,Stanbic Mwamba
Pool B: Spain, Samurai, Red Wailers, Emerging Uganda
Pool C: Portugal, Uganda, Morans, Menengai Cream Homeboyz

Kenya Shujaa skipper Eden Agero looks to pass the ball during a training session on November 8, 2018 at Impala Club ahead of the Safari 7s Rugby tournament. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

Ticket at the gate will cost Sh1,500 daily (regular) and Sh500 for children. Of course some people see this as a lot of money but trust me it is worth it. It is not every day that you get to watch such action live.

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