Talented Rugby Player Bruce Odhiambo puts his KSh10,000 towards achieving his goals on the sports field.

April 9, 2024
J D Steventon

Tujiamini Bronze winner Bruce Odhiambo from Nondies Rugby Club has had a year to remember. Playing in his first Kenya Cup semi-final Bruce has high ambitions for the year ahead.


The University student transferred to the Kenya Cup side from University of Nairobi, Mean Machine at the start of this season and hasn’t looked back. Juggling time between his studies and putting in the extra work in the gym and on the training field has seen him put his talents to good use.

A Flyhalf or midfielder in Rugby, Bruce won KSH10,000 by submitting a video showcasing his talents on the rugby field. Bruce who is the team kicker, spends hours on the training field practicing and mastering his talents. When he saw the Tujiamini initiative by SportPesa, he set up his phone to record him practicing his goal kicking and sent in his application.


Bruce's video and application saw him receive KSh10,000 to put towards his goals. The Tujiamini by SportPesa Bronze category is rewarding 80of Kenya’s most talented each month with KSH10,000. Simply capture your talents or skills on video or put them into words, fill out an application and submit.

When asked about Tujiamini and why he had applied Bruce had the following to say:

I applied for the award as it was an opportunity to get some funds to help facilitate some sports purchases that can help me to achieve my goals.


What did you spend the funds on?

Upon winning and receiving the funds, I bought

1. Cereal and food supplies to use when making supplement smoothies for after training

2. ⁠Paid for a three-week gym program

3. ⁠Bought a new set of training gear (pair of shorts, a t-shirt and a jacket)

4. ⁠Also treated myself to some fast food.


What are your goals in relation to your talent (playing rugby)?

My goals so far for the next few years include but are not limited to:

1. Winning the Kenya Cup and National 7s Circuit with Nondies RFC (more than once)

2. ⁠Helping Nondies RFC be a back to back top 4 team in Kenya Cup and National sevens circuit.

3. ⁠Have a season or two playing for an international club side (probably after donning the national jersey for a number of outings)

4. ⁠Being a team player and helping nurture future talents as a player and possibly as a coach upon retirement


Aside from training and playing on the rugby field do you have any additional talents?

My openly noticed talents are rugby and cooking. On the side I am still studying and would work on being better academically equipped before I have to prioritise other aspects of my life besides rugby.

Tujiamini Bruce!