Kenya Rugby Union has added a new partner to its roster after signing a one year agreement with General motors.KRU announced the deal that commences immediately on Wednesday 17 August at the RFUEA grounds.
The automotive deal will see KRU receive transportation needs following the “growth of rugby both at the National level and at the regional competitive level.”
With the Rugby Sevens and 15s being the first beneficiaries General Motors will provide two buses and two double cabin pickups to ease transport during their training activities, local matches and international tournaments to and from the airport.
General Motors (EA) Managing Director Ms. Rita Kavashe said the partnership is a great brand fit to further bolster their range of vehicles in the market.
“It’s vital that sportsmen have comfortable and reliable transport that will guarantee safety during travel. The buses and vehicles will be available to transport the teams to and from their training camps, domestic matches and to the airport during international trips”
“Rugby is a rapidly growing sport in Kenya and our partnership with KRU makes perfect sense as we continue to grow together.” added Ms. Rita
Also present at the announcement was the Kenya Rugby Union Secretary, Mr. Oduor Gangla who hailed General Motors (EA), describing the partnership as a good investment to the rugby fraternity. He noted that the partnership would go a long way in reducing the heavy transportation costs incurred by the teams adding that with the Isuzu buses, the union will no longer face difficulties or hitches when it comes to shuttling the teams to various elements.
“The partnership announced today is a statement of General Motors’ commitment to investing in the development of rugby which is our core focus. On behalf of the Kenya Rugby Union I would like to express our profound appreciation to the company for choosing to partner with us,” remarked Gangla.
KRU has in the recent past entered into partnership with Tatu City and Sportpesa.