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URU expresses frustration over missing players

By Johnson Were

Added 2nd October 2017 09:42 PM

The Uganda Rugby Union CEO said such behaviour brings the image of the sport into disrepute

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URU CEO Ramsey Olinga. Photo by Johnson Were

The Uganda Rugby Union CEO said such behaviour brings the image of the sport into disrepute

Uganda Rugby Union (URU) has expressed disappointment over the disappearance of national team players in Germany.

The team was in Munich for the Oktoberfest 7s tournament in preparation for the Rugby Africa 7s tournament due Friday and Saturday at Legends Rugby Club.

The three players; Ramathan Govule, Fred Odour and Brian Kikawa didn’t return with the team from Germany.

URU CEO Ramsey Olinga issued the statement today upon the arrival of the team stating that German authorities had been notified of the development.

“It is most regrettable that although 12 players and 3 officials made the trip to Munich, only 9 players and 3 officials returned because Ramathan Govule, Fred Odur and Brian Kikawa were missing by the time the team left Munich,” Olinga stated.

“The matter was consequently reported to the authorities (immigration and police). URU shall continue to help authorities with investigations and in the strongest terms condemns such acts,” he added.

Olinga added that such behaviour brings the image of the sport into disrepute.

He also added that the national team will resume training on Tuesday with 19 players from whom coach Tolbert Onyango will select his final squad for tournament which is also doubles as the 2017 Rugby World Cup 7s qualifiers as well as the 2017 Commonwealth Games qualifiers.

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