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Rugby Sevens’ Cranes flagged off for Tunisia

The Rugby Cranes Sevens’ team at the flagging off on Monday morning (Photo by Rachael Tebandeke)

LUGOGO – National council of sports has today (Monday) afternoon flagged off the Uganda Rugby sevens team to Tunisia for the Africa sevens championships.

The Cranes who were drawn with along with Senegal and Ghana will participate in the championship starting on Saturday October 13-14 in Monastir, Tunisia.

Ian Munyani, Isaac Massa and Harunah Muhammad are the new faces in Tolbert Onyango’s side.

The core of the team remains intact with Philip Wokorach, Solomon
Okia, Pius Ogena, Byron Oketayot, Timothy Kisiga and Justin Kimono all
named in the squad.

However, there is no place for Ivan Magomu on the team while James Odongo is out
of action after undergoing surgery.

Having won the last two editions of the championship, team
captain Wakorach Michael is confident that they will win the
championships again.

“Am very confident that we are going to bring back the trophy home
like we have been doing in the previous occasions. Said Wokorach at the flagging off.

“We are not scared of any team in Pool B, we are going to go out there
and play like we have always done and am sure we shall emerge
victorious.

The Uganda Rugby Sevens team are the defending champions of the competition having retained the title they won in Narobi (2016), last year in Kampala.

They will be hoping to become the first team in history to win it three times in a row.

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