Tusker has today unveiled the new national 15s side playing kit, ahead of the 2018 Africa Gold Cup that will double up as the 2019 Rugby World Cup qualifier.
The Kenya Rugby Union would like to clarify that this new kit is part of an on-going partnership entered with Tusker in 2017, worth 53 Million shillings, running up to 2019. This partnership,now in its second year is not exclusive to the Simba’s and also covers the National Sevens Circuit,the Safari Sevens and the home internationals.
The partnership is broken down as
2017/18: Ksh 26m
2018/19: Ksh 27m
Speaking at the launch event held at the RFUEA grounds, Tusker Marketing Manager Christine Mwaura reaffirmed the brand’s commitment towards supporting the growth of rugby and sports in Kenya.
“We at Tusker Lager are always delighted in supporting the sport of rugby and this kit launch, goes to re affirm our commitment towards supporting the growth of not only rugby but sport in Kenya.”
“We believe this partnership, which enables our gallant sportsmen don the iconic Tusker kit will go a long way in encouraging the team to play well and qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.”
The Simbas will play in the Tusker-branded shirts in the 2018 Africa Gold Cup which will see them take on Morocco, Tunisia Zimbabwe, Uganda and Namibia for the continental crown and a place in the 2019 Rugby World cup in Japan.
Speaking at the same event, Kenya Rugby Union director of rugby Thomas Odundo thanked KBL through the Tusker brand for consistently supporting the growth of the sport in Kenya.
“The Kenya Breweries Limited have been one of our longest serving partners and I want to thank them for once again supporting us ahead of this crucial World cup qualifier campaign,” He said.