Uganda Rugby Union President Godwin Kayangwe. URU Photo
Rugby governing body in the Country, Uganda Rugby Union (URU) handed over Personal Protective Equipment to clubs on Thursday to protect the fraternity during the Covid19 period.
This, comes after Rugby Afrique offered aid in tunes of 5000 Euros to the Uganda Rugby Union.
The brief handover was held at Kyadondo Rugby grounds.
URU President Godwin Kayangwe commended Rugby Africa for the relief funds sent before adding;
“We are delighted to announce that we are continuing our support for rugby with the drive to make clubs ready for the resumption of sports once the lockdown is lifted to enable the clubs return to play.
“In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, which has affected sports, It is with this aid that the union was able to purchase Personal Protective Equipment for rugby clubs and grounds following the guidelines as per the Ministry of health.”
The beneficiaries include about 1500 players, 25 playing facilities and referees.
The Equipment include masks, Infrared thermometers, hand washing facilities and sanitizers.
“This is very much appreciated special thanks and appreciation to Rugby Afrique for it’s continous support, said Betway Kobs Winger Daudi Ssemwami.
“But as the URU, we still need you to not only help in the distribution of the protective equipment but also communicate with all those on how best to keep safe.
“Most of the players and fans would appreciate a little inside of not only keeping fit (as shown earlier in April) but also engage the public through what they should eat, the need for the masks as these might be ignored but are important.”
Uganda Rugby Union also expressed their confidence in completing this season’s Nile Stout League which was halted in March due to Covid19 pandemic.