Alumni hosts Wazee-Vijana tournament after a three-year hiatus

By the Wazee Vs. Vijana Steering Committee

The annual Wazee vs. Vijana rugby game made its come back this past Saturday, July 23, 2022 after a 3-year hiatus. The return of the game marked the 22nd game played by the old boys of the rugby team against the current and active squad.

The game is a way for the past team to impart not only their knowledge and experience in the game to the current squad but foster a relationship between the two that will see a rise in mentorship opportunities both on the pitch and off the pitch.

The Wazee are also passionate about education and use this as a fundraising drive to support a scholarship specifically for rugby players. They hope to also challenge other teams to get together and organise the same so sport can once again raise the USIU-Africa flag high locally and internationally.

This year’s game was the best attended of the games so far, with over 550 people in attendance. This year we were honoured to have the honour and pleasure of hosting notable persons both from public service and the corporate sector. Some of the guests that joined us were:

  • Hon. David Osiany, Chief Administrative Secretary for the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade & Enterprise Development;
  • Ambassador Thomas Kwaka “Big Ted” Kenya Consul General to Los Angeles in the USA;
  • Miss. Ann Karanu – Head of Human Resources Jubilee Holdings Ltd.;
  • Mr. Alex Matere – Kenya Broadcasting Corporation;
  • Mr. Mark Senteu – Shell Energy.

We are thankful and grateful for the pledges received in cash and promise to work closely with the Alumni Association to mentor our young players. We look forward to the coming year and to a bigger and better Wazee vs. Vijana game with a dream of having the first ever women’s exhibition match in 2023.

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