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South Africa donates rugby gear for development programs

By Johnson Were

Added 25th May 2016 05:26 PM

Schools and upcountry teams will be the biggest recipients

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South Africa High Commissioner in Uganda Solly Mollo (in brown) pictured with the players from the men and women’s national teams at Kyadondo after handing over the balls. Photo by Johnson Were

Schools and upcountry teams will be the biggest recipients

Uganda Rugby Union (URU) has received 300 rugby balls worth sh18m from South Africa which will help in development programs in all rugby playing regions.

South Africa High Commissioner Solly Mollo handed the balls to URU at Kyadondo Rugby Club on Tuesday evening after national team training.

"This is a very big boost to us, we shall retain a few balls for matches but the rest will be for our development programs in the different regions," Rugby manager Kasasa stated.

Gulu, Kitgum, Jinja, Soroti, Busia, Mbale and western Uganda as some of the regions to benefit from these balls.

The remaining 100 balls will be handed over to rugby playing schools in Gulu, Lira, Kitgum, Jinja, Mbale and western Uganda region by Mollo himself as one way of ensuring that the balls are shared with upcountry teams too.

Mollo urged the Rugby Cranes to aim higher in whatever engagement they compete in.

"Aim to defeat that green jersey one day," Mollo told the Rugby Cranes team pointing at the Springboks jersey worn by his deputy Wendy Swartz.

The Rugby Cranes will train for a week at Cheetahs Rugby Club next month before returning to face Namibia, Zimbabwe and Kenya.

 

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