Tusker Lager unveiled the new national 15s side playing kit, ahead of the 2018 Africa Gold Cup that will double up as the 2019 Rugby World Cup qualifier.
Speaking at the launch event held at the RFUEA grounds on Wed June 20, Tusker Marketing Manager Christine Mwaura reaffirmed the brand’s commitment towards supporting the growth of rugby and sports in Kenya.
“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.”
This new kit is part of an on-going partnership with the Kenya Rugby Union, worth 53 Million shillings, which runs up to 2019.
“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.”
The Kenya Simbas will play in the Tusker-branded shirts in the 2018 Africa Gold Cup which will see them take on Morocco, Tunisia Zimbabwe, Uganda and Namibia for the continental crown and a place in the 2019 Rugby World cup in Japan.
Speaking at the same event, Kenya Rugby Union director of rugby Thomas Odundo thanked KBL through the Tusker brand for consistently supporting the growth of the sport in Kenya.
“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,” He said.
Simbas captain Davis Chenge thanked Tusker for the support towards the team and promised the team will do its best to qualify for the Rugby World Cup. “On behalf of the boys, I want to thank Tusker for their support and promise that we will do our best to qualify for the 2019 World cup.”