Details of KRU-Tusker deal

The new Kenya Simbas Tusker-branded kit was unveiled on Wednesday 20 June in Nairobi as part of an ongoing partnership between the Kenya Rugby Union(KRU) and Tusker. 
The deal worth 53 million shillings  elapses in 2019 with the union set to receive Ksh 26 million in 2017/18 and Ksh 27million in 2018/19.
The sponsorship is not limited to the National 15s side.
“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,” reads an excerpt of a communique from the KRU.
Tusker Marketing manager Christine Mwaura is quoted by the KRU portal as saying:“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,” she added.
“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,” said Thomas Odundo, KRU Director of Rugby.
Simbas begin their Africa Gold Cup quest with an away tie against Morocco on 23 June. They will then host Zimbabwe, Uganda and Tunisia before travelling to Namibia on the final match day on 18 August 2018.

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