Championship sides Western Bulls and Kitale RFC spearhead the chase for the inaugural Koitalel 7s set to kick off at the Nandi Bears club on 13-14 October, 2018.
Bulls, a fomer Kenya Cup side is drawn in pool C with Elfdoret RFC and Malakisi RFC while Kitale makes up a pool B to play alongside UoE Trojans and home team Nandi Bears.
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Moi Arsonist make up pool A alongside Kaimosi Friends, Eldoret Falcons and Eldoret Falcons while Chomoka Rugby Club, Eldoret Poly and Flames Rugby Club are all banded in pool D.
A drop out from any of the pools will give a chance to Wakulima RFC who are in the standby list.
According to tournament director Ali Mbaraka, the event will officially be launched at the Nandi Bears this Thursday 11 October starting 4pm.
"As we launch we will put a limited number of tickets on offer. Each will retail at Kshs 100. Fans are urged to take them up while the offer stands."
The tournament will set the tone for the upcoming Nandi County cultural week from 15-20 October that will be used to celebrate the County's historical heroes such as Koitalel Arap Samoei, hence the tournament's name.
Pool A: Moi Arsonist, Kaimosi Friends, Eldoret Falcons
Pool B: Kitale RFC, UoE Trojans, Nandi Bears
Pool C: Western Bulls, Eldoret RFC, Malakisi RFC
Pool D: Chomoka Rugby Club, Eldoret Poly, Flames Rugby Club
Standby: Wakulima RFC