Veteran player Michael Wokorach will be Uganda’s Captain for the Rugby Africa Men’s 7s scheduled for 23rd and 24th April at Kyadondo Rugby Club in Kampala.
The Uganda Rugby Cranes 7s management team on Thursday named a 14-man provisional squad for the final camp ahead of the Nile Special sponsored tournament and Wokorach will be wearing the armband for the hosts at the event proper. Ian Munyani is Vice Captain.
Uganda’s final squad of 12 players will be named prior to the tournament but usual suspects are braced for the cut.
The Africa Men’s 7s will feature 14 teams, that is defending champions Kenya, hosts Uganda plus; Ghana, Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Senegal, Mauritius, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia, Madagascar, Cameroon and Burundi.
The showpiece is a qualifier for Commonwealth Games and 7s Rugby World Cup. The first two teams will make it to the Commonwealth Games scheduled for July in Birmingham whilst all the podium finishers will get tickets to the global event scheduled for September in Cape Town.
Uganda last hosted this tournament in 2017 and won it and hope that history repeats itself.
Nile Breweries Limited through the Nile Special brand are the tournament lead sponsors. The partners are; Century Bottling Company, Speke Resort Munyonyo, SMCG Wines, KCCA and the National Council of Sports.
The final provisional Squad
Michael Wokorach (Capt)
Desire Ayera Ruhweza
Ian Munyani (VC)