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Africa Sevens: Lady Rugby Cranes Eager for a first win

By Kasozi Balikuddembe

Added 24th May 2018 03:24 PM

The Lady Rugby Cranes will do all it takes for a first championship title at the 2018 Women's Rugby Africa Sevens.

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The Lady Rugby Cranes will do all it takes for a first championship title at the 2018 Women's Rugby Africa Sevens.

PIC: Players streching after training at Kyadondo Rugby club. (Credit: Johnson Were)
 
RUGBY
Women’s Rugby Africa Sevens
Saturday- Sunday
 
Selected fixtures
 
Saturday
Uganda v Zimbabwe
Uganda V Tunisia
 
Pool 1: Kenya, Madagascar and Senegal
Pool 2: Tunisia, Uganda and Zimbabwe
Pool 3: Morocco, Botswana, Mauritius and Zambia
 
 
Uganda’s presence at the Women’s Rugby Africa Sevens in Botswana will not stop at its  players participating in the two day event.
 
Seasoned referee Sauda Adiru is one of the five officials who will officiate at the continental showpiece Saturday and Sunday in Gaborone.
 
“We are so excited seeing that our very own Sauda is being recognised at this level. This is big news for us and I hope she delivers her best” said Helen Buteme, coach of the Lady Rugby Cranes.
 
Meanwhile, the Lady Rugby Cranes are eager to claim their first championship title. The event has only been won by South Africa and Tunisia.
 

Joseph Aredo tackles Emmanuella Oroma with the ball during a trial game at Kyadondo rugby grounds. (Credit: Johnson Were)

With South Africa pulling out of this year’s edition, Tunisia and neighbouring Kenya remain overwhelming favourites. Kenya has been runner-up for the past four years.
 
The top two teams from this particular contest directly qualify for the Hong Kong Women’s Sevens qualifier.
 
“We had a great build up with celebrated coach Peter Lang assisting us. The girls were subjected to a conditioning programme and they are ready to fight” Buteme remarked before the Uganda contingent left for the meet Thursday morning.
 
Team Uganda
Thereza Mudoola,
Aisha Nabulime,
Emilly Lekuru,
Emmanuella Oroma,
Grace Auma,
Immaculate Mufuwa,
Juliet Nandawula,
Mary Ayot,
Peace Mirembe,
Peace Wokorach,
Ritta Nadunga.
 
Team Coach: Helen Buteme
Manager:  Regina Okoit
Physio: Nelson Mayeku
 
 
 
 
 

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