Abuja Rugby Football Club (ARFC) will be hosting the Pepsi Abuja Rugby 10’s tournament from Friday 13th
to Saturday 14th of May, 2022.
The tournament 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, 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 20 years 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.
The winner will take home a giant trophy with cash prize and also the first runner up and the second runner up.