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Rugby 7s get cash boost

By Johnson Were

Added 23rd August 2016 11:52 PM

The first 100 fans will get free Wi-Fi vouchers for a full day

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Roke Telecom CEO James Byaruhanga hands over the sh12.6m dummy cheque to URU’s Sam Nikoma at Kyadondo Rugby Club. Photo by Johnson Were

The first 100 fans will get free Wi-Fi vouchers for a full day

The top three teams in this year's National Rugby 7s Circuit will share a sh5m cash prize.

This after Roke Telecom injected sh12.6m in the final circuit that’ll now be called the Roke 7s due on Saturday at Kyadondo Rugby Club.

Sam Nikoma the Uganda Rugby Union (URU) head of marketing and sponsorship disclosed this during a press briefing at Kyadondo where the telecom company handed over the package.

"We are delighted to have Roke Telecom on board and we look forward at strengthening this relationship for the benefit of 7s rugby in Uganda," Nikoma stated.

The company will also dress referees, give all teams kits for warm-ups and offer the first 100 fans free Wi-Fi vouchers for a full day.

James Byaruhanga the company CEO promised continued support and vowed to take Uganda rugby 7s to the level of Safaricom 7s in Kenya.

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