Silverbacks pull out of Safaricom 7s tourney

Rwanda's national rugby team has pulled out of this year's Safaricom sevens tournament scheduled for September 26-29 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Silverbacks will skip this year's Safaricom 7s tournament due to finacial constraints. (Timothy Kisambira)
Silverbacks will skip this year's Safaricom 7s tournament due to finacial constraints. (Timothy Kisambira)

Rwanda’s national rugby team has pulled out of this year’s Safaricom sevens tournament scheduled for September 26-29 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The president of the Rwanda Rugby federation Adams Juma Mugabo said the team withdrew because of lack of funds to facilitate the team’s trip and stay in Nairobi.

He said: “It’s unfortunate that we have to withdraw from the Safaricom tournament due to financial constraints.”

“Every international tournament you participate in, you get experience, which is good for a country like Rwanda which is still growing in the sport,” Juma noted. However, he confirmed that the U-19 will make the trip.

 

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