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Coronavirus: Uganda's rugby players ask for financial support

By Johnson Were

Added 23rd March 2020 06:33 PM

Heathens and national 7s team captain Michael Wokorach made the appeal on Monday saying that the support will keep the players loyal to their teams.

Coronavirus: Uganda's rugby players ask for financial support

Betway Kobs Ronald Musajjsa in blue tackles Pirates Isaac Rujumba in Uganda Cup final. PHOTO: Johnson WereBetway Kobs Ronald Musajjsa in blue tackles Pirates Isaac Rujumba in Uganda Cup final. PHOTO: Johnson Were

Heathens and national 7s team captain Michael Wokorach made the appeal on Monday saying that the support will keep the players loyal to their teams.

Rugby players have urged their clubs to financially support them despite the suspension of activities due to Coronavirus.

Heathens and national 7s team captain Michael Wokorach made the appeal on Monday saying that the support will keep the players loyal to their teams.

"Like for us at Heathens, management is working out to pay our monthly salaries and also see how they can advance at least half pay for next month, but this should not be AT Heathens alone. All clubs should consider this," Wokorach said.

He also urged players to have regular individual or small group workouts so that they maintain their fitness levels to be able to put up a competitive shows when the activities resume.

After the COVID-19 Pandemic, activities that require the gathering of people were suspended. This affected the Nile Stout Premier Rugby League, the National Rugby 7s team preparing for the HongKong 7s and the Olympic qualifiers.

Hima Cement Heathens, Stanbic Pirates, Shell Rimula Rhinos, Plascon Mongers, Barrels Warriors, Mulago Rams, Makerere Impis, Jinja Hippos, Toyota Buffaloes and Betway Kobs are the 10-teams in the premier league whose players are affected by the COVID-19 lockdown.

The schools Rugby League and the National Rugby 15s team (Rugby Cranes) that was meant to start preparing for the Elgon Cup and the Rugby Africa Gold cup were all affected.

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