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Joseph Aredo: National Sevens Title Not Close

Betway KOBs’ Joseph Aredo has played down title talks ahead of the Rujumba 7s this weekend.

KOBs lead the National Sevens standings with 65 points, 11 above Pirates in second after three circuits.

With three circuits still on the card, Aredo says that anything can still happen but they will not rest on their laurels.

He told The-SportsNation: “The title is not close as people think because anything can still happen in these remaining circuits. We are just hoping for the best and we are ready to give everything to put out our best performance.”

The side, that also won the 15s title (Rugby Premiership), have been excellent in the Sevens version having won all the three circuits – Mikeke, Gulu and Soroti 7s.

Aredo added: “The work we have put in recently has come to bear fruits. We have been working as a team, we have a wider squad, everyone has been putting in an effort to give us the best version of themselves every weekend so that we can have maximum points.

“And when we go to Kings Park, we want to have a very good performance.”

All roads lead to Bweyogerere’s Kings Park as the National 7s return from a two weeks break.

The break was put in place for the National team to take part in the recently concluded Safari 7s in Kenya.

KOBs had three players summoned on the Rugby Cranes team including debutant Karim Arinaitwe. The other two are Adrian Kasito and Byron Oketayot.

“The break has been the best thing that has happened to us, the bodies have been on the road. Getting a two weeks break has been good for us especially for our injured players,” he added.

KOBs are pitted in Group A with Jinja Hippos Rams and Rams 2.

A win at Bweyogerere, which is a two-day circuit, will surely put the defending champions out of sight before Kabale and Coronation sevens..


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