The countdown to this year’s Mwamba RFC’s George Mwangi Kabeberi Memorial Sevens has officially kicked off in earnest! This year’s edition will be held on September 9-10 at the RFUEA Grounds, Ngong Road with tickets to this must-see event going on sale at later this week, with a dedicated alcohol-free area in a section of the stadium yet again providing value for families.
The George Mwangi Kabeberi Memorial Sevens, popularly known as the Kabeberi Sevens, was first played in 1986 to commemorate the passing away of the charismatic George Mwangi Kabeberi, one of the founding members of the Mwamba club. Over the years, the significance of the tournament has been expanded to honour departed club members, including recently departed Leeroy Okara, Absalom “Bimbo” Mutere, Abedeen Shikoyi, and Jimmy Owino and lately Victor Wayodi among others.
Ticket prices and their availability will be announced soon.
“Kabeberi Sevens is regarded as one of the best sevens leg on the National Sevens Series and we aim to improve the experience every year,” said the tournament director Anthony Karanja.
“Feedback we’ve received has indicated a strong need for a ‘family experience’ which is why we shall block out a section of the stadium as an alcohol-free zone, with the Kiddies Village there to provide entertainment for the little ones during the day – free of charge. One section will be the party stand again and we’re excited to see what fun ways fans will come up with to show their support for their teams and the other teams in action,” he added.
The start of the 2017 National Sevens Series was pushed to September due to the just concluded Kenya General Elections. Consequently, the Driftwood Sevens, which was supposed to get the sevens season underway on 22nd/23rd July will be held on the weekend of 2nd/3rd September in Mombasa with the Kabeberi Sevens, originally set for 29th /30th July now taking place on 9th /10th September in Nairobi.