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By Vision Reporter

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DESPITE a 13-5 loss to Zimbabwe last month, national coach Yayiro Kasasa is positive Uganda will easily overcome South Africa’s amateurs in the Confederation of Africa Rugby (CAR) Top 9 championship in Johannesburg on Saturday.

DESPITE a 13-5 loss to Zimbabwe last month, national coach Yayiro Kasasa is positive Uganda will easily overcome South Africa’s amateurs in the Confederation of Africa Rugby (CAR) Top 9 championship in Johannesburg on Saturday.

By Ronnie Kintu

Saturday
CAR Top 9
Uganda v South Africa
in Johannesburg

Super 3 final
Elgon A v Victoria A
in Kampala

DESPITE a 13-5 loss to Zimbabwe last month, national coach Yayiro Kasasa is positive Uganda will easily overcome South Africa’s amateurs in the Confederation of Africa Rugby (CAR) Top 9 championship in Johannesburg on Saturday.

The Rugby Cranes take on the South Africans at Ellis Park in a match Uganda has to win to qualify for the second round of the tournament.

A squad of 22 players and five officials leave the country tomorrow for a tie against the development side of rugby power house South Africa.

“We have prepared for the test and the boys are ready for a win but above all, most of them will be exposed to a higher level of rugby,” Kasasa said.

The South Africans recently beat Zimbabwe 48-27 after Zimbabwe had edged Uganda 13-5 last month.

Uganda will however miss the services of sensational Allan Musoke and Robert Seguya.

Musoke is not available due to commitments elsewhere while Seguya is nursing an arm injury he sustained during the Uganda versus Zimbabwe tie.

It gives a chance to U-19 international and former captain of Kings College Budo Allan Lule to make his debut. Also back on the team after an injury lay off is workhorse Emmanuel Ochaya.

Ochaya was the top scorer in the Bell Lager league.

Meanwhile, the highly billed final of the Super 3 championship is on Saturday between Elgon A and Victoria A.

National squad
P. Magona (captain), J. Musoke (vice), F. Mudola, D. Tumuhairwe, T. Ojok, V. Wadia, M. Soita, R. Mwisaki, M. Ochwo, G. Faisal, A. Kinene, T. Lugya, S. Wakabi, E. Ochaya, B. Tabaruka, J. Kamukama, S. Mawanda, R. Adiga, O. Vincent, T. Mudola, A. Lule and R. Lule.
Officials
A Kwizera, Y. Kasasa, M. Kasasira, W. Blick and A. Owiny (chairman).

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