There is a buzz in the air around Kisii County that has nothing to do with the rains, and everything to do with Kisii 7s set for May 6-7 at the Gusii Stadium.
The tournament will help players weigh their muscles ahead of the upcoming 2023 National 7s Circuit.
This year’s edition will attract a total of 16 teams, which will battle it out for the ultimate prize of Ksh150,000. The tournament was officially launched on Thursday 4 May at the Kamel Park Hotel in Kisii with the County Governor Hon. Simba Arati in attendance.
Sole purpose of Kisii 7s
The sole purpose of this year’s edition is to market the ever-green county as a sports destination. According to the tournament director Walter Orangi, the tournament aims at changing the narrative that the county is known for banana farming and soapstone.
“Kisii 7s is a unique tournament happening in Kisii County. An untapped market on matters of sports events. We are looking to create a unique brand that both fans and corporates can jump on. We are also looking at marketing our county as a sports destination too, considering we only have soapstone as an attraction to the area,” Orangi said.
According to the organizers, the participating teams can look forward to the delicious prize money. The winner of this tournament will go home Ksh150,000 richer while second position will be awarded Ksh100,000. Third-place will rope in Ksh75,000.
What fans should expect
According to the Orangi, fans should expect two days of action-packed action and speed, as well as an electrifying afterparty sponsored by the CJ Restaurant and Whisky Bar.
Tickets will be sold at an affordable rate of Ksh300 for regular and Ksh1,000 to those who wish to receive VIP services.
Those who cannot make it to the Kisii Stadium can read the coverage live on www.scrummage.co.ke or follow the updates live on Scrummage Africa’s social media handles.