14 teams will be coming for Abuja Rugby Football Club (ARFC) hosting the Pepsi Abuja Rugby 10’s tournament from Friday 13th
to Saturday 14th of May.
The tournament which will bring together teams from across Nigeria to compete for the title of Abuja 10s Champion
Speaking ahead of the event ARFC President, Richard Abrakson said he is thrilled to be hosting the event : “We
have been training hard for this tournament and can’t wait to welcome some of Nigeria’s best
rugby players to our city, Abuja, the city of unity.
This is apt because our club is a community
of players from diverse backgrounds. I am sure everyone will see that after some fierce
competitions, all the players from Abuja rugby club and from across Nigeria will be united and
friends – as often the case with rugby players around the world.”
ARFC captain, Michael Egirani aka Don Michelino said “To further growth and raise
the profile of rugby in Nigeria, ARFC is taking the bold step of hosting the first nationwide 10s
tournament in Abuja in May to showcase the grassroots talent and the passion Nigerian
youths have for the game of rugby”.
ARFC Coach, Daniel Nicolle, said “With the first tournament in Abuja in over 20yrs, in the first ever 10’s tournament in Abuja.
ARFC are looking forward to uniting Nigerian teams at the Pepsi Abuja Rugby 10’s tournament 2022.”
The tournament is aimed to promote rugby in Nigeria and celebrate the skills of Nigerian teams. Over 1,000 spectators are expected over the weekend and ARFC have planned a spectacular two days with entertainment in the intervals, food and drink vendors, craft stalls,
media screens showing the live matches, DJs & MCs, seating areas with tents for shade, and
an afterparty at the venue on Saturday at 7pm. The atmosphere according to the organisers will be electric and there will be supporters in Abuja, nationally in Nigeria, and abroad closely following the tournament.
The winner will take home a giant trophy with a cash prize so also the runner up and first runner up