By Frank Kamuntu
Rugby coach Tolbert Onyango has announced the Uganda Rugby Men’s Sevens squad that will take part in the 2019 Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens Tournament in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Uganda Rugby Cranes will be led by Captain Michael Okorach. The tournament also serves as a qualifier for the 2020 Olympics in Japan and will be battles between Africa’s top 14 men’s sevens teams.
A total of14 countries will participate in the tournament on the Bosman Stadium in Brakpan, South Africa on 8th and 9th November 2019.
Uganda, Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Ghana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The tournament, featuring Africa’s top-14 men’s sevens teams, also serves as a qualifier for the 2020 Olympics in Japan. The winner of the tournament in Brakpan will join South Africa at the Olympics, while the second and third place teams will have another chance to go through by playing in the Repechage tournament.
Uganda will take on Mauritius on 8th November 2019 at 9:30 am (South African time) and 9:44 am Ugandan time on the Bosman Stadium in Brakpan.
The Uganda Men’s Sevens squad for the Qualifiers include;
Ian Munyani, Massa Isaac, Ogena Pius, Aaron Oforywoth, Adrian Kasito, Aredo Joseph, Levis Ocen, Ssebuliba Lawrence, Odongo James, Kevin Kerumundu, Philip Wokorach, Okorach Michael (captain).