Photo : Harlequins Peter Misango offloads ball to Tony Mutai against Machine in a past Kenya cup match at UoN grounds.
At 3.30 pm at the Nyayo national stadium, Kabras Sugar rugby club will play Kenya Harlequin in new tournament dubbed Sisimka Charity Cup set to usher in the new Kenya cup rugby season scheduled for February 27 kick off, part of today’s proceeds will go towards bursaries for orphaned and needy girls talented in rugby.
Working closely with partner schools, orphaned and needy yet talented rugby girl-child is set to benefit from the Sisimka Charity cup pitting Kenya Harlequin and Kabras scheduled for 3.30pm at Nyayo stadium, visiting Kabras out for a ‘motivational’ win while Harlequins out to test new systems, combinations and recently purchased guns from rival clubs.
Kenyan international Dan Sikuta expects a team work to produce a win in Nairobi. “To play the Charity cup is a good move for us as we prepare for the Kenya cup kickoff set for next weekend. A win against Harlequins will be a plus for us as we see how our systems work moving forward. It will be Challenging and more competitive to go through our first game after a long break. Both teams have new coaching stuff which makes it trickier for both teams. However it will be a good and enjoyable match for the sake of the Charity towards supporting the needy rugby girls to fulfill their schooling and career ambitions,” Kabras skipper Dan Sikiuta told Mediamax.
Harlequins on the other hand will be looking at the best match to gauge their preparedness and new combinations with big guns on board after successful new signings to help boost the team in the incoming Kenya Cup season according to team manager Jimmy Mnene.
“The match will help the technical team and players assess our preparedness for the coming season especially coming from an 11months period of no rugby activities. Covid-19 has come with its pros and cons but we chose to look at the opportunities as a club. We have worked on our culture on and off the field and have had time to work on our new coach systems.
Kabras is the best prepared team this season and worked so hard so we expect the best in terms of gauging our preparedness. New signings have had time to build and gel with the time and the playing unit is excited to have them around,” Kenya Harlequin team manager Jimmy Mnene said in an interview with Mediamax.
The match will be restricted to players and approved officials only as per the COVID-19 protocols provided by the Ministry of Health hence no fans will be allowed.
Saturday February 20
Sisimka Charity cup
Kenya Harlequin vs Kabras
Kick off 3.30pm
Nyayo National stadium