After going through the first six legs of the HSBC World Sevens Serious with a shoe-string budget, Kenya Sevens have finally landed a shirt sponsors.
Shujaa entered into a Sh14 million-sponsorship deal with Chukua Selfie, the Anti-Aids Campaigners on Friday.
“Chukua Selfie has entered into partnership with the Kenya Rugby Union as a Shirt sponsor for the two legs of the World Rugby Sevens Series 2018/19 season,” read the statement from the Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) confirming the new sponsorship deal.
The partnership that will elapse at the end of the London/Paris legs, will see Shujaa’s front shirt branded with the Chukua Selfie logo.
This is the first major sponsorship the Union has inked since the election of Oduor Gangla as the KRU chairman.
Chukua Selfie a body that encourages young men between the ages of 18 and 24 to know their HIV status.
Chukua Selfie will be the shirt sponsors for Shujaa side that had to do without senior players after the Union chopped off players’ salaries by almost three-quarters due to lack of a sponsor.
But the remaining four legs, starting with the Hong Kong and Singapore this weekend will be a different ball game altogether with the new sponsors.