The Uganda Rugby Fraternity came together on Saturday to fundraise for ailing National team coach Robert Sseguya.
Sseguya was admitted at the Mulago Cancer treatment battling with Leukaemia.
The first of many events dubbed “Help Coach Soggy Beat Soggy Leukaemia”, was held at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds.
There were two Rugby matches played including a Veterans match – Mukono mayor vs Evergreen Soggy teams.
The other game, that kicked off at 4pm was between National team possibles and National team probables.
Other events included a Car Wash, Auctioning, Face Painting among others where all proceeds will be channelled to cater for Soggy’s treatment.
“We want to wish coach Soggy a quick recovery, I know Leukemia is not easy but we are with him in spirit,” commented Lady Referee Saudah Adiru.
Above all, a Rugby Funds Trust was put in place wherr the will be used primarity for Soggy’s treatment.
The fund will be continuously used to raise money for such similar incidents in the future.
With the target at Sh20m, the Union has confirmed that Sh8.9m and $1000 were collected in cash.
“Sh4m will be wired to the Trust Fund account, and this was from the auction. And $2,000 pledge from a partner entity which will be wired to the Trust Fund as well,” URU has stated.
There are more events lined up for the same cause – June 5 at Legends, June 12 at Kings Park and June 19 in Jinja.
In his playing days, Sseguya played for the National team on various occassions including the 7s team that featured at the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth games. He also won the 2006 Elgon cup and he is a two-time (2002 and 2007) African Championship winner.
He won five league titles and seven Uganda Cups with Heathens.