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Kenya Simbas land 10m sponsorship
By Eric Njiru | Tue 28 Jun, 2022 10:01

Kenya Simbas received Ksh10m worth of sponsorship from Taita based Teita Sisal Estate on Tuesday ahead of the Rugby World Cup qualifiers on Saturday July 1, 2022 in France. 


The Hildana Lodge will be the shirt sponsors throughout Simbas' campaign in France. 

Jimmy Mnene, the Teita Sisal representative expressed appreciation to the company for taking pride and delight in supporting the team saying: "On behalf of the Teita Sisal Estate and the Hildana Lodge , it is our honor to be able to be associated with the Simbas and KRU. The future of the game has to be promoted to ensure consistency in performance and growth of the game to taking the team to the Rugby World Cup in 2023". 

Simbas head Coach Paul Odera said: "This partnership couldn't have come at a better time. We are fully focused to the task at hand, which is to ensure Kenya's first ever qualification to the 15s Rugby World Cup".

Burkina Faso, the lowest competing nation on the World Rugby Men’s Rankings powered by Capgemini at 91, will take on Namibia, while Senegal play Algeria, Uganda face Kenya and Zimbabwe are scheduled to meet Ivory Coast between 1-2 July.

The winner of the quarter-final between Namibia and Burkina Faso will meet either Zimbabwe or Ivory Coast – who have appeared at three Rugby World Cups between them – in the semi-finals.

Either Senegal or Algeria will then play the winner of the quarter-final between Uganda and East Africa rivals Kenya for a place in the final.

The winner of the eight-team knockout competition will book a return to France 14 months later as Africa 1 at RWC 2023. The Africa 1 qualifier has been drawn in Pool A alongside New Zealand, hosts France, Italy and Uruguay.

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Whoever finishes as runners-up following the much-anticipated Rugby Africa Cup 2022 final on 10 July will still have a chance of qualifying for RWC 2023 through the Final Qualification Tournament.


1. Namibia v Burkina Faso 7pm, Friday July 1, 2022
Stade Pierre-Delort, Marseille, France
Friday, 1 July, 2022

Referee: Sylvain Mane (SEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Precious Pazani (ZIM)
Assistant Referee 2: Talent Gandiwa (ZIM)
TMO: Denis Grenouillet (FFR)

2. Zimbabwe v Ivory Coast 10pm, Friday July 1, 2022
Stade Pierre-Delort, Marseille, France
Friday, 1 July, 2022

Referee: Vivien Praderie (FFR)
Assistant Referee 1: Aymen Jriji (TUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Victor Ojuku (KEN)
TMO: Denis Grenouillet (FFR)

3.Senegal v Algeria 7pm, Saturday July 2, 2022
Stade Maurice-David, Aix-en-Provence, France
Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Referee: Ludovic Cayre (FFR)
Assistant Referee 1: Nicardo Pienaar (NAM)
Assistant Referee 2: Victor Ojuku (KEN)
TMO: Philippe Bonhoure (FFR)

4. Uganda v Kenya 4pm, Saturday July 2, 2022
Stade Maurice-David, Aix-en-Provence, France
Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Referee: Anthony Woodthorpe (RFU)
Assistant Referee 1: Sylvain Mane (SEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Aymen Jriji (TUN)
TMO: Philippe Bonhoure (FFR)

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