The Benjamin Ayimba Rugby Legacy Tournament, set to take place in Masaku, has received a significant boost with a sponsorship of 1.2 million shillings from the Kenya Airports Authority.
The GM of Marketing and Business Development at KAA Jack Bwana, said that they are committed to supporting the growth of rugby in the country.
“We are keen on supporting sports and nurturing talents that we are endowed with to be able to compete and market our country on the global stage. We are proud to be associated with this tournament that honors the late Rugby icon 8, legend Benjamin Ayimba because of what he achieved for Kenya,” he said.
The Chairman of the organizing committee, Quicks Nyakwaka, expressed gratitude for the sponsorship and assured Kenyans that preparations for the tournament are well on course. He promised that they will deliver as per the expectations of the public.
“This is a timely boost to our efforts to be able to deliver a top class tournament in remembrance of our departed brother and also continue to grow the game of Rugby in the country. So far preparations are well on course and well shall deliver as per the expectations of Kenyans,” Nyakwaka stated.
Teams are currently in the process of registering and confirming their participation for the three-day tournament, which will run from the 7th to the 9th of April. The tournament promises to be a great opportunity for rugby players to showcase their talents and continue to grow the game in Kenya.
About Benjamin Ayimba Rugby Legacy Tournament
Kenya Rugby League Federation (KRLF) partnered with the Machakos County government to establish the Benjamin Ayimba Legacy annual Rugby tournament in January.
The tournament is in honor of the late Rugby legend and icon Benjamin Ayimba, who was a co-founder of the Masaku Rugby team and the KRLF.
Proceeds from the tournament will be used to support the Machakos Children’s Home and Rugby development activities.
The tournament will feature three categories: Men, Women, and Development, and is open to all interested teams. The tournament will be a celebration of Ayimba’s life and the work he did in Rugby development.