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Video:Kenyans in diaspora all set for Vegas Sevens

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Kenya’s sevens team is ready to take on the best in the world at the fourth round of the IRB Sevens series in Las Vegas, Kenya Rugby Union chairman Mwangi Muthee has said.

Speaking to a large crowd of enthusiastic Kenyan rugby fans on Thursday at the Hard Rock Café in Las Vegas during the fifth Annual Meet and Greet and official Rugby Sevens welcome reception, Mr Muthee said the team has worked hard to prepare for the games that begin on Friday at the Sam Boyd Stadium.

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“Our boys have done everything that is humanly possible in preparing for these games. They are aware that you Kenyans in North America and looking up to them to carry our flag high. They are aware that 40 million-plus Kenyans back at home will be glued to their television sets watching them play. They won’t let you down,” said the KRU chairman.

Speaking at the same function, Kenya’s acting ambassador to the US Jean Kamau asked the Kenyan fans to turn up in large numbers to cheer the Kenyan team. “The whole world, and indeed rugby fans around here know us as the loudest and we would like to maintain that tradition. As you party tonight, remember to show up at the stadium in your thousands to cheer on our team,” she said.

The reception was organised by the Kenyan embassy in collaboration with Kenyans Connect and was sponsored by Kenya Commercial Bank, Kenya Diaspora Sacco and UAP Insurance, among others.

Fixtures:

Jan 24 Kenya v Canada 16:22 (Jan 25 3:22am Kenyan time)

Jan 24 19:18 Kenya v Wales (Jan 25 6:18am Kenyan time)

Jan 25 14:12 South Africa v Kenya (Jan 26 1:12am Kenyan time)

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South AfricaNew ZealandSamoaArgentina
KenyaFijiPortugalFrance
WalesAustraliaEnglandUnited States
CanadaScotlandUruguaySpain

-nation.co.ke

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