The Kenya Rugby Union wins to host U-20 Barthes Cup

  • Rugby Africaannounced that Kenya’s bid to host under-20 Barthes trophy for 3 consecutiveyears has gone successful.
Kenya Rugby Team
  • Rugby Africaannounced that Kenya’s bid to host under-20 Barthes trophy for 3 consecutiveyears has gone successful.

On Tuesday, January 28, Rugby Africa through their official website announced that Kenya has been granted a full mandate to host the tournament that is scheduled to be held on April 19, 22 and 26.

“The Kenya Rugby Union and the entire Kenyan people are thrilled by the excellent news from Rugby Africa awarding Kenya the Barthes U20 Trophy hosting rights for the next three years. It is indeed a great honor for all of us. Special mention to our Ministry of Sports, Culture, and Heritage under the astute leadership of Amb. (Dr.) Amina Mohamed who has supported our bid. We will work closely with Rugby Africa, the government, commercial sponsors, media and other stakeholders to ensure successful delivery of the events,” said Kenya Rugby Union Chairman Oduor Gangla.

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The president of the Rugby Africa Competition Commission as well as the president of Senegal Rugby Federation Guedel N’Diaye sincerely expressed his positivity after Kenya was granted the opportunity to host the event.

“The U20 Barthés Trophy marks the first tournament in the Rugby Africa calendar this year. We believe that we need this kind of commitment as shown by Kenya Rugby Union to strengthen our sport for a sustainable and strong future. With solid commitment, we can equally build a successful broadcast and commercial program around the event. The young players are our major asset in terms of growing participation and fan base,” he said.

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Kenya, which is the host of the event will play against Zambia, Tunisia, and Madagascar in Pool A. The Kenyan youngsters should take home ground advantage and showcase their talents throughout the entire event. We hope the Kenyan team to emerge the leaders in Pool A.

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