2019 Enterprise Cup winners Kabras will play Kenya Harlequins in the Kenya Cup curtain-raiser dubbed Sisimka Charity Cup on Saturday 20 February.
Kabras were to play Kenya Cup holders KCB but the latter withdrew from the clash. The weekend’s clash will be staged at Nyayo Stadium and it is scheduled to kick off at 3:30PM.
“SISIMKA CHARITY CUP, This Saturday, 20th February, the Kenya Harlequins and Kabras will face off in the first top-flight encounter of the season after an eleven-month hiatus in a match dubbed “Sisimka Charity Cup” The match will kick off at 3:30 pm at the Nyayo Stadium,” the Statement by KRU reads.
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The match will not be open to fans as per the COVID-19 protocol. Part of the proceeds from the clash will be used to support talented girls who play rugby.
“Please note that the #Covid19 protocols provided by MOH_Kenya World Rugby will be adhered to. – No fans will be allowed into the venue.”
“Part of the proceeds will go towards supporting talented orphaned and destitute girl rugby players with education bursaries in partner schools to enable them to balance formal education and high-performance training,” the statement further reads.
SISIMKA CHARITY CUP
This Saturday, 20th February, the @KenyaHarlequins and @RfcKabras will face off in the first top-flight encounter of the season after an eleven-month hiatus in a match dubbed "Sisimka Charity Cup"
The match will kick off at 3:30pm at the Nyayo Stadium pic.twitter.com/GSLfe7WUcZ
— Kenya Rugby (@OfficialKRU) February 15, 2021
The teams will be using the clash to test their squad ahead of the new season. Both sides have new coaches who will be stepping on the touchline for the first time since their appointment,
The match will usher in the new season which will commence on Saturday 27 with six matches line-up.