The 16-man team that leaves Saturday for SanFrancisco, USA for the World Cup received a sh25m dummy cheque from Uganda Breweries.
PIC: Uganda breweries Marketing Manager, Juliana Kagwa (R) handing over a sh25m dummy cheque as bonus pocket money for the Rugby Cranes 7s team to World Cup in USA. (Credit: Johnson Were)
Rugby 7s World Cup
Venue: San Francisco-USA
Saturday July 20
Uganda v Samoa.
KAMPALA - "Better performance at the Rugby World Cup in San Francisco, USA will come with more benefits for team Uganda."
Uganda Breweries (UBL) Marketing manager, Juliana Kaggwa assured the rugby Cranes at a send off dinner organised by the company for the team in Kamwokya on Thursday, July 12.
At the same function, the UBL under their brand Guinness gave the team sh25m pocket money allowances for the team going to USA.
The 16-man team that leaves Saturday for SanFrancisco, USA for the World Cup received a sh25m dummy cheque from Uganda Breweries limitted (UBL) marketing manager, Juliana Kaggwa during a dinner held at the Arena Club in Kamwokya.
While handing over the cheque, Kaggwa said that the sh25m was an appreciation to the team for their performance and urged them to make Uganda proud while in USA.
"We are so grateful to the team performance and also taking Uganda to the World Cup. We are committed to supporting you and we pray that make us proud while in USA," Kaggwa told the team.
Rugby Cranes 7s team captain, Michael Woorach (R) hands over a team Jersey to UBL Marketing manager, Juliana Kaggwa at a dinner send off in Kamwokya on Thursday night. (Credit: Johnson Were)
Team manager, Michael Wandera assured Ugandans that the team is focused and determined to keep the Uganda flag high.
"It has been a long journey and going to the world is fulfilling our dreams we had when started this campaign.
"This token of appreciation we have received from Guinness has motivated us further to put up a bigger fight in USA," Wandera said.
Uganda Rugby Union President, Andrew Owor thanked UBL for the support and urged players to keep up the spirit to make Uganda proud.
The team that travelled to USA has Desire Ayera, Kisiga Timothy, Aaron Ofwoyrwoth, Ogena Pius, Oketayot Byron, Adrian Kasito, Solomon Okia, James Odongo, Michael Okorach,Justin Kimono,
Philip Wokorach and lvan Magomu.
The team coach Tolbert Onyango, Michael Wandera (Team manager), Benjamin Kayongo (Team Physiotherapist) and Ninnette Kryut.