Nairobi, Kenya - The Kenya Airways sponsored Kenya Sevens National team arrived home last week after a successful tour of the International Rugby Board sevens series in New Zealand and USA Sevens. The team won the Bowl title in Wellington and Plate in the Las Vegas tournament.
On hand to receive the team on their arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport was Kenya Airways chief executive, Dr. Titus Naikuni, accompanied by the Commissioner of Sports Gordon Oluoch and the Kenya Rugby Union officials led by its vice chair Fred Odhiambo.
The team beat Argentina to clinch the Plate title, emerging 12th overall in the table standings after two rounds of the IRB sevens series.
Dr Naikuni reiterated the airlines’ commitment to continue supporting the team as part of its engagement with its key markets. “Rugby is a popular event through which we can market Kenya as a destination for sports tourism,” he added, stressing the need to promote sports as a way of healthy living.
Kenya Airways has sponsored the Kenya Sevens team since 2009 and the airline is committed to support the Kenya team to achieve even better results in the world stage. The team will now rest for a month before embarking on the next IRB round in Japan and Hong Kong.
Kenya Airways flies to Hong Kong via Bangkok three times per week and will be announcing promotional fares for the fans intending to go watch the Kenya team in action.