This year’s Elgon Cup set for the 22nd June in Kisumu will involve Women’s action that will be making a return after a four year absence, 2015 being the last time the ladies took part in the competition.
The women’s Elgon cup was first played in 2006 before coming to an abrupt stop in 2015. Women rugby in both countries has been on a meteoric rise in the recent past and the tournament will be a perfect opportunity for them to build up on their growth.
The Elgon cup premiers in Kisumu for the first time after the Kenya Rugby Union and the county government of Kisumu reached an agreement. This will be in a bid to decentralize international matches played in the country.
The women 15s aside tournament that involves teams from different parts of the country is set to come to an end on the 26th of May at the RFUEA and selectors will be looking to select a strong squad for Elgon cup.
“I am excited to have the Elgon Cup come to Kisumu in June 2019. We have been looking to grow our space in Kisumu as an international sports capital and I want to warmly welcome the Uganda Rugby Union and fans at large to the Region. As you all know the governor has been pushing for this to happen and I am excited to see it come to life.” Said Achie Alai, the Kisumu County Executive For Tourism and Sports
The kenyan outfits will be keen to continue their dominance over neighbors Uganda when they lock horns at the Lake side city.