Sports fanatics were brought together over the weekend during a rugby tournament at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
The event dubbed JKUAT 7s brought together teams from different institutions including: Kenyatta University, Mount Kenya University Thika and Nairobi campuses, Makueni, Kirinyaga, Prisons,Supreme and Tummies.
The tournament was held as part of the activities during the Maser sports festival which aims to bring together young men and women from various institutions across Africa to improve their health and wellbeing through sports.
“After covid hit most students and the youth got involved in drug and alcohol abuse because of all the isolation and loneliness. We are happy to give them this chance to come together through the Maser sports festival and do what they love. I watched the games virtually and I am happy to see that we can make a difference, and help people stay active and in good health.”
Mr. Prateek Suri CEO Maser remarks.
Third place was taken by Chrome Gin (Kenyatta University), Badgers from Nairobi came in second with Kenyatta University’s Vikings winning the tournament.
“We were honored to host the tournament and very happy that companies like Maser are supporting our students through sports. We welcome more collaboration even in other sports because these young men and women are the future of this country”
Mr. Waweru Kamata the Sports Director at JKUAT says.
In Tanzania, Maser partnered with CRDB bank during their annual charity race held on 15 th August 2021. The winners were awarded sound systems, vacuum cleaners and television sets.
JKUAT team captain also lauded the organizers of the event appealing for such events to be held countrywide to give young people an opportunity where they can exploit their talents.
“ The tournament was well organized and we are glad players turned out in large numbers. It just goes to show how we love rugby. We hope maser can be involved in the national circuit because the promise for awards like sound bars and TVs to students motivates them. As a player I look forward to more of these tournaments to help me build my skills in rugby and leadership.
“says Eugin Lubang’a team captain JKUAT Cougars.
Sports have continued to remain as one of the unifying factors in the country. Kenya has also demonstrated its prowess in rugby. If successful, Kenya will compete with sides from Europe, Asia and Oceania (Samoa) for the last ticket to Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand, which has been rescheduled for next year.
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