Sport
Hima boosts rugby franchises with sh50m
Publish Date: Mar 21, 2014
Hima boosts rugby franchises with sh50m
URU president Andrew Owor (L) receives sh50m cheque from Hima Cement general manager Daniel Pettersson at Golf Course Hotel. Photo by Johnson Were
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Johnson Were

2014 Bamburi Rugby Super Series

Saturday April 26 in Kampala

Victoria v Chui (Pool A) 2.00pm

Rwenzori v Papa (Pool B) 4.00pm 

Saturday May 3, in Kakamega

Ndovu v Victoria (Pool A) 4.00m

Saturday May 17 in Nakuru

Kifaru v Rwenzori (Pool B) 2.00pm  

RUGBY players will have to prove their worth in a local franchise tournament before making it to the Rwenzori and Victoria sides that will represent Uganda in the 2014 Bamburi Rugby Super Series tournament that kick-offs next month (April 26) with the Kampala Circuit.

Uganda Rugby Union (URU) president Andrew Owor revealed this in a press briefing during the launch of the tournament at Golf Course Hotel where Hima unveiled a sh50m sponsorship package to the Ugandan franchises.

“Our target is to present two strong sides in this year’s edition that is why we shall have a mini franchise tournament to select the top performing players to form Rwenzori and Victoria,” Owor confirmed the development.

Owor further urged more sponsors to join Hima Cement in this noble cause so that they are able to field more facilitated and motivated teams to battle for the crown.

Hima general Manger, Daniel Pettersson before handing over a sh50m cheque to the URU president reiterated the company’s commitment to supporting sports.

“We have been partners for the past years and as Hima we believe that sports creates unity, inspiration and good governance among the youth. That is why we shall continue to support rugby as one way of giving back to community,” Pettersson stated.

Victoria and Rwenzori will host Kenya’s Chui and Papa respectively at Kyadondo Rugby Club in the opening fixtures before traveling to Kenya the following weekend.

Last year, Uganda’s Dimension Data Rwenzori lost the final to Kenya’s Top Fry Ndovu 24-18 in Nairobi.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Netball: She Cranes on the brink of World Cup place
Uganda She Cranes only need to tame Swaziland and Namibia to guarantee qualification to the World Championship in Australia next year....
Rugby Union isn
Uganda Rugby Union is in no rush to name a coach for the U-19 girls’ rugby team that travels to Kenya next week for the Kenya Safaricom 7s tournament....
Unclaimed Cranes car will be lost if not claimed by Tuesday
FUFA has given the winner of their Toyota Nadia car that was used to promote the Uganda Cranes versus Guinea 2015 Africa Nations Cup qualifiers encounter up to Tuesday evening to claim it or lose the opportunity to another winner....
Bakabulindi urges sports bodies to comply to NCS regulation
State minister for sports Charles Bakkabulindi has urged sports federations to deviate from petitions and delaying tactics but comply with the National Council of Sports (NCS) regulations....
Rugby coach Kasasa summons three youngsters
Coach Yayiro Kasasa has added steam to the team preparing for the annual Safaricom 7s rugby tournament scheduled for September 27-28 in Kenya by summoning three youngsters....
Cranes players to fight teenage pregnancies
Uganda cranes together with the Ministry of Health have embarked on a campaign to create awareness about the dangers of teenage pregnancies among girls....
Will early retirement solve Uganda’s unemployment problem?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter