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Kinene impressed with Rugby Cranes' fitness

By Johnson Were

Added 11th May 2016 04:12 PM

The team will also host Kenya in Kampala

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Kinene expects the players to be up to speed by next week.

The team will also host Kenya in Kampala

The Rugby Cranes backs’ coach Anthony Kinene is impressed with the team's fitness response.

Kinene told New Vision that the team's fitness levels are improving and he expects the players to be in top shape by end of next week as they prepare for the Elgon Cup and Rugby Africa Tier 1A games against Kenya, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

The Rugby Cranes will host Kenya in the Elgon Cup in Kampala before heading to Nairobi for the return leg and Rugby Africa Tier 1A engagement.

The team will also host Namibia in Kampala before flying out to Harare for their fixture against Zimbabwe.

"Before, their fitness levels were low. I think it was because of the league fatigue but they have now picked up and I think before end of this month they will be fully fit," Kinene stated.

The team will be trimmed to the final squad of 25 players who will then go to Cheetahs Rugby Club in South Africa for polishing before returning to engage in the Rugby Africa Tier 1A championship.

The team in training has Alex Mubiru, Andrew Olweny, Arthur Mpande, Asuman Mugerwa, Ben Okello, Brian Odongo, Charles Uhuru, Chris Lubanga, Collins Kimbowa, Conrad Wanyama, Cyrus Watum, Davis Kyewalabye, Dennis Mullo, Elijah Segawa, Eric Kasita and Gerard Sewankambo, Herman Ssenkawa, Ivan Magomu, James Ijongat, James Odongo, James Okello, John Wandicho, Joseph Aredo, Kevin Makmot, Lawrence Ssebuliba, Martial Tchumkam, Marvin Odongo, Mathias Ochwo, Micheal Wokorach and Oscar Kalyango.

Also on the squad that was called up are Philip Wokorach, Pius Ogena, Ramathan Govule, Robert Aziku, Romano Ogwal, Ronald Musajja, Scott Oluoch, Shaun David Baseka, Mathew Egeru, Daudi Ssemwami, Bulago Joseph and Jude Kirya.

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