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Senegal U19s barred entry into Uganda
Publish Date: Aug 20, 2014
Senegal U19s barred entry into Uganda
Commissioner of Health Services Dr. Anthony Mbonye communicated the development to URU.
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By Johnson Were

CAR Under-19 Tier 1B

Madagascar v Zambia

Uganda v Senegal 

THE government has barred Senegal’s U-19 rugby national team from entering Uganda following the Ebola outbreak in the West Africa region.

Senegal was among three foreign teams to be hosted by Uganda in the Confederation of Africa Rugby (CAR)1B U-19 tournament at Kyadondo Rugby Club.

The other teams are Madagascar and Zambia.

“We were informed by the Commissioner of Health Services Dr. Anthony Mbonye that a decision was taken in their meeting and we should pick the formal letter from the Commissioner for Disease Control,” URU Chief Executive Officer Ramsey Olinga confirmed the development.

Olinga added that they have also communicated to the International Rugby Board Manager for Africa about the move. But he said they are yet to get a reply.

Meanwhile, South Africa’s Cheetahs Rugby Club coach Naka Drotske conducted a training session for the national rugby team in Kampala on Tuesday.

He will recommend to his employers the type of technical assistance to  be extended to Uganda.

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