Kenya Cup side Mwamba RFC announced that the 2018 edition of Kabeberi 7s will be held in Machakos with the tournament set to mark it's 30th anniversary.
A statement from the host side "the tournament will take place on 17-19 August at the Kenyatta Stadium for Division I and Machakos Golf Club for Division II."
Kabebei 7s will be the third stop for 2018 National Sevens Circuit. This will be after Prinsloo 7s on July 22, the opening round in Nakuru and Sepetuka 7s on July 28 in Eldoret.
The tournament director Mr Anthony Karanja said that this year’s theme will be Legends Unplugged as they seek to celebrate various rugby legends that have played in this tournament.
“We want to tell the story of the rugby player, to celebrate their journey and that way they will be able to inspire upcoming players,” he added.
Impala Saracens are back to back Kabeberi 7s champions after beating Homeboyz in 2016 and Menengai Oilers in 2017.
Karanja also revealed that this year’s tournament will also include a golf tournament on Friday that will bring together golfing enthusiasts and pros.
“Basically this will be the tee off before the kick off. We want golfers to tee off on Friday then later move to the stadium on Saturday and Sunday for rugby. We will bridge the gap between the two sports and create a fantastic product that we can use to bring in new fans into the game,” he said.
Kabeberi Sevens tournament will include club, ladies and a schools/age grade competition.
National Sevens Circuit 2018 Dates
Prinsloo Sevens, Nakuru: 21-22 July
Sepetuka Sevens, Eldoret: 28-29 July
Kabeberi Sevens, Machakos: 18-19 August
Driftwood Sevens, Mombasa: 25-26 August
Dala Sevens, Kisumu: 8-9 September
Christie Sevens, Nairobi: 15-16 September