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Wokorach delivers timely boost ahead of Hong Kong 7s

By Charles Mutebi, Johnson Were

Added 28th March 2019 12:00 AM

He joined up with the squad on Sunday

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James Ijongat (with ball) in action during the Rugby Cranes training for the HSBC Hong Kong 7s. Photo by Johnson Were

He joined up with the squad on Sunday

HSBC Hong Kong Sevens Qualifiers

Pool F: Uganda, Germany, Chile, Cook Islands

It is a massive boost and who knows, Phillip Wokorach’s availability for the HSBC Hong Kong Sevens could be the beginning of a Ugandan fairy tale. That is the hope, the best case scenario.

Tolbert Onyango named his squad for the next month’s HSBC Hong Kong Sevens qualifiers and as expected, he included a slew of his tried and tested charges, not least the dependable Wokorach, whose participation in the event had been all but ruled out last week.

The Kenya-based superstar was a huge doubt after his club Kabras Sugar expressed a strong desire in retaining him for their title run-in against KCB and it seemed as though Uganda would lose out.

But Wokorach joined up with the squad on Sunday and Onyango summarily pencilled his name into the final line-up.

As the skipper Michael Wokorach noted, Wokorach’s presence is the first win for the Uganda Sevens.

“His coming has given us a lot of confidence,” Wokorach told New Vision Sport. “We have a strong side full of talent and experience and Wokorach is going to make us even stronger.”

Uganda is in Pool F alongside the Cook Islands, Chile and Germany, who eliminated them in last season’s qualifiers with a 26-0 quarterfinals defeat in the.

The full squad that has been in a one month training stint has Pius Ogena, Desire Ayera, Michael Wokorach, Isaac Massa, Ian Munyani, Bayron Oketayot, Paul Masendi, Aron Ofoirwoth, Andrian Kasito, Philip Wokorach, Timothy Kisiga and Joseph Aredo.

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