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From Left to Right: Stanbic Bank Head of Business and Personal Banking Adam Jones, Stanbic Bank Chief Executive Phillip Odera, Mwamba RFC President Alvas Onguru, and Mwamba RFC legend Humphrey Khayange display the new jersey for the club.
BY UPESINEWS SPORTS REPORTER,NAIROBI,2ND MARCH 2017– Kenya’s rugby side Mwamba RFC on Thursday has today received major boost as they landed financial sponsorship from Stanbic Bank.
During the partnership launch held at the Bank’s City Center Branch in Nairobi , Mwamba received three Million shillings in a shirt sponsorship deal that also see the two organizations collaborate in promoting community health and well-being as part of the corporate social investment using rugby as a vehicle to reach out and educate the public.
Commenting on the deal, Stanbic Bank Chief Executive Phillip Odera said the only way to sustain the continued stellar performance of the Kenya Sevens rugby team is by supporting local clubs who develop these talents.
“Kenya’s sevens rugby star keeps shining on the global stage. However we cannot continue to perform on this global stage if we do not take care of grassroots where this talent is nurtured – the clubs. They are the hub of the sport and are at the centre of focus for grass-roots development,” said Mr. Odera.
Founded in 1977, Mwamba RFC is one of the country’s most iconic and well-known native rugby clubs that has been committed to moving the sport forward by providing a breeding ground for stars for the future. Some of the top Kenya Sevens stars like Collins Injera and Humphrey Khayange who are both legends in World Rugby Sevens are both products of Mwamba RFC.
Mwamba RFC President Alvas Onguru welcomed the new partnership noting that Stanbic Bank coming on board as shirt sponsor will play a big role in strengthening the image and stature of the club.