This comes after the close of the 15s league in June which was won by Red Arrows Rugby Team who beat resurgent Mufulira Leopards Rugby Team in the finals played at Diggers Rugby Club in Kitwe.
Defending champions Lions Rugby Club from Johannesburg, South Africa have indicated that they will not be able to participate in the tournament.
This comes as a relief to last year’s runners up Red Arrows who are keen to expand their trophy cabinet with more medals as the Sevens season progresses.
All the 14 men’s teams namely Buffaloes, Chibuluma, Diggers, Eagles, Ndola, Kpf, Nchanga, Nkwazi, Konkola, Mufulira Hunters, Roan, Red Arrows, Lusaka and hosts Mufulira Leopards. The 3 Women’s local teams Mufulira Leopardess, Green Eagles and Red Arrows will also be in action.
The one day tournament has also attracted three men’s and one women’s teams from across the border in Democratic Republic of Congo namely NKRAC, OURAGAN and RAC DRC.
Total prize money has been pegged at K29,500, with the winners expected to walk away with K8,000 cash.