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Lady Cranes struggling in South Africa

By Kasozi Balikuddembe

Added 14th August 2019 06:40 PM

Playing away from home, the travelling side is yet to win a game in the four team showpiece down in South Africa.

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Uganda's Samiya Ayikoru tackled by Kenya player. PHOTO: Johnson Were

Playing away from home, the travelling side is yet to win a game in the four team showpiece down in South Africa.

 
Women’s Rugby World Cup Qualifiers Africa
 
Bosman stadium,  Johannesburg
 
Kenya 37 Uganda 5
 
Saturday
 
Madagascar vs Uganda
 
South Africa vs Kenya
 
Uganda Lady Cranes lack the character to handle the rigors of fifteens Women’s Rugby World Cup Qualifiers Africa.
 
Playing away from home, the traveling side is yet to win a game in the four-team showpiece down in South Africa.
 
Put differently, they are out of the race for the one African direct at the Women's Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand.
 
As Kenya registered their second solitary victory at the expense of Uganda 37-5 Tuesday, the latter was experiencing a second heavy defeat having opened with 89-5 loss to hosts South Africa.
 
Interestingly, this becomes the third loss to kenya this year having suffered on two occasions as Kenya won the Elgon Cup.
 
Meanwhile, this comes as the inaugural edition where the winner qualifies directly for the World Cup and the second best team will play a match against a team from South America and join the global repechage tournament.
 
The four fifteens teams  Uganda, Kenya, Madagascar, and  South Africa were chosen on the basis of the level and frequency of play of the female players to participate in the qualifier.
 
Edgar Lemerigar’s Lady Cranes will now play for honour in their last round robin fixture against  Madagascar.

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