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Victoria Cup: Rugby Cranes Seek Solace Against Zambia

Saturday, August 17
*Uganda Vs Zambia – 4PM
(Kyadondo Rugby ground)

Uganda’s senior rugby Cranes will seek to give their fans something to smile about when they face Zambia on Saturday in the Victoria cup at Kyadondo Rugby grounds.

Uganda has lost two from three games at the ongoing tourney – They beat Kenya in Kisumu but lost the return leg in Kampala in what doubled as an Elgon cup encounter. The side also lost 31-27 to Zimbabwe Sables at Legends.

Coach Robert Sseguya made some changes from the team that lost to Zimbabwe on July 27.

Leaders: Justin Kimono (left) and Asuman Mugerwa

Notably, Justin Kimono returns from the fold after nursing an injury for a year. He has been made the vice captain to deputise Asuman Mugerwa.

Brian Asaba, Saul Kivumbi and Joseph Kagimu have replaced Kelvin Balagadde, Ivan Kabagambe and Robert Kanyanya.

Did you know?
The Victoria Cup is a tournament involving Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Zambia and they are playing a double round-robin system.

The Victoria Cup was discontinued in 2012 after Uganda and Zimbabwe withdrew due to financial difficulties.

The Cup is named after Lake Victoria in Kenya and Victoria Falls which were named in honour the reigning Queen Victoria and her great grandmother.

Uganda Rugby Cranes Squad:

Forwards: 1. Santos Senteza 2. Saul Kivumbi 3. Collin Kimbowa 4. Asuman Mugerwa 5. Faragi Odugo 6. Joseph Kagimu 7. Mike Otto 8. Simon Olet 9. Charles Uhuru 10. Brian Asaba 11. Pius Ogena 12. Desire Ayera 13. Eliphaz Emong

BACKS 14. Aaron Ofoywroth 15. Paul Epilo 16. Ivan Magomu 17. Eric Mula 18. Michael Wokorach 19. Ian Munyani 20. Philip Wokorach 21. Daudi Semwami 22. Adrian Kasito 23. Justin Kimono

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