Kisumu County is set to host an International Rugby Test match between Kenya Simbas and the South African Springboks on 26th March at the newly renovated Jomo Kenyatta Sports Complex.
Duringa media launch of the International Rugby match at Jomo Kenyatta Complex, Kisumu county deputy governor Dr. Mathews Owili confirmed that the everything is set and the trials will cement the county status as a sporting powerhouse and open the county to international sporting events.
While presiding over the launch, Dr Owili welcomed the South African Rugby League National Team to Kisumu.
“We are looking forward to host an exciting contest between our nations,” said Owili.
Dr. Owili added that he is confident that kenyan team are ready and going to win the match.
He says that the government invests on sports because it makes lives interesting and pushes individuals yo work hard promoting discipline.
” Sports also promotes respect resilience, teamwork and overcoming life challenges,” he added.
On the other hand, Paul Okong’o Kenyan Rugby League Federation Representative from Kisumu said that they are ready to host the match and they believe that they shall win.
“Today we have officially launched the test match. Sports is something that congregate not segregate. We are looking forward to the game to the hardwork we are going to put in comes 26th of march.
Okong’o further appreciated the the county government of Kisumu for sponsoring the match,” he posed.
Dr. Owili added that the first recorded rugby match in Kenya was before the first world war that is 1909.
“This was a match between officials and settlers. This forthcoming match then takes us back in time ,” quoted.
He conluded by noting that the match will,inspire the future generation.
By Jacob Oluoch