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Seguya wary of complacency ahead of Tunisia tie

By Charles Mutebi

Added 12th July 2017 11:44 AM

Uganda lost their previous two encounters with Tunisia

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Cranes' Marvin Odong bursts through the Kenya defence. Photo by Mpalanyi Ssentongo

Rugby Cranes Gold Cup fixtures

Kenya 33 Uganda 33 (Nairobi)

Senegal 16 Uganda 17 (Dakar)

Saturday v Tunisia (Kampala)

July 22 v Namibia (Kampala)

August 5 v Zimbabwe (Kampala) 

Rugby Cranes assistant Robert Seguya is not ready to entertain the perception of Tunisia as unworthy opponents ahead of Saturday’s Rugby Africa Rugby Cranes Gold Cup clash at Legends. 

Seguya says, as unbelievable as it sounds, that this will be the trickiest of Uganda’s three Gold Cup games. Tunisia lost 100-10 in Nairobi last Saturday, an outcome rightly associated with the fact the North African outfit was not the preferred first team, who are on strike against their federation. 

But Seguya warned, “This is going to be the hardest game for us so far. 

“Everybody must know it’s not about what happened in the last game. I saw that game and it was just a few mistakes that cost them. Today if those teams played again, it would probably be a different story.”

Uganda lost their previous two encounters with Tunisia but everyone excepts things to change this time. Not only have the Tunisians been uncompetitive, the Rugby Cranes have been impressive in drawing one and winning one of their previous two games, both away from home. 

“This team has the belief that they can make it,” Seguya said of his players. “That’s what makes them special”. 

Tunisia lost 50-15 to Namilyango College in a trial game on Monday, doing nothing to erase perceptions of their inability to compete with Brian Odongo’s team but Seguya is warning against complacency. 

“I don’t look at the score of their previous game,” Seguya insisted. “We cannot afford to take anyone for granted.”

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