Stanbic Bank has signed a Ksh.3 million shirt sponsorship deal with Mwamba Rugby Football Club (RFC) on 2nd March 2017. The deal will go beyond shirt sponsorship and will see the two organizations collaborate in promoting community health and well being.
Commenting on the deal Stanbic Bank C.E.O Philip Odera said that the only way to sustain the continued stellar performance of Kenya Sevens globally is by supporting local clubs to develop grass root rugby.
“Kenya sevens stars keep shining on the global stage but we cannot do well if do not take care and develop our local clubs,” Odera said.
Mwamba, a club founded in 1977 is one of the most iconic native rugby clubs today. The club has been moving the sport forward by providing a breeding ground for stars for the future.
Kenya 7s stars Humphrey Khayange and Collins Injera are a sample of rugby greats in the nation that were raised and developed at Mwamba RFC.
The Club’s President Mr. Alvas Onguru was impressed and welcomed the deal terming it a significant act. He added that the deal will play an important role in strengthening the image of the club.
“We are proud to associate with Stanbic Bank as this sponsorship will raise the profile of Mwamba RFC and promote rugby in Kenya as a whole,” Onguru said.
The partnership agreement between the two sides is backed by Modern Coast and will embark on a countrywide caravan to promote community health. Back staff and club players will be involved in the initiative of developing the sport and well being of community members.
Humphrey Khayange, Kenya 7s and Mwamba RFC player called the deal as a momentum booster as it will gear up the players for a streak of better results in the Kenya Cup competitions.
“The sponsorship has come at the right time to gear up the fight for the title in the Kenya cup series, players will have to renew their energy as we vow to build a brand of Mwamba RFC and Stanbic Bank together,” Khayange said.
The players of the club promised to deliver better results as the partnership will solve some of the challenges that existed before. They also call upon other organizations to support the game of rugby in the nation.