Thursday, 22 November 2007
After a flurry of firms in the last few months coming forward & throwing in some $$$, Virgin Air did just that for the a cash-starved Kenyan sport scene. Seeing the stakes are getting higher by the day, and hoping to capitalise on the global presence and appeal that the Rugby 7s game is enjoying, Virgin Air announced a KShs. 13.5 million sponsorship to the Kenyan team.
This will take care of the players' allowances and the air tickets. I bet they will even travel Virgin for a majority of the air trips. This is quite the thing I have been trying to rant and rave about ( too bad Kenya Airways has been dilly-dallying with other disciplines -but it's all good since they have made other favourable contributions).
This announcement came as the team prepares for the Dubai 7s scheduled for Nov 30- Dec 2. followed closely by South Africa on Dec 7-8. I'll give a big pat to KRFU Chair Mr Richard Omwela. This is the way to go ! Big hands too to Mr Richard Branson for taking note of our ailing sportsmen. They'll keep it real I know !