Uganda’s contingent has left for the 2019 Rugby Africa Men’s 7s tourney in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The contingent, that had 12 players, captained by Michael Okorach, left at 10:50 at Entebbe International Airport.

Uganda’s team, coached by Tolbert Onyango, will take on Mauritius on 8th November 2019 at the Bosman Stadium in Brakpan.

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14 countries are set to take part in the two day tournament – Uganda, Botswana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Ghana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

This tournament also serves as a qualifying tournament for the 2020 Summer Olympics, with the champion advancing and the next two teams eligible to compete at a final repechage tournament.

Uganda has won the competition twice – 2016 and 2017 – but were third last year after falling 24-19 to Zimbabwe in the semis before beating Madagascar by the same scoreline in the losers match.

The annual rugby sevens tournament involving African nations, is organised by Rugby Africa.

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The Uganda Rugby Men’s 7s squad:
Ian Munyani
Massa Isaac
Ogena Pius
Aaron Oforywoth
Adrian Kasito
Aredo Joseph
Levis Ocen
Ssebuliba Lawrence
Odongo James
Kevin Kerumundu
Philip Wokorach
Okorach Michael (Captain)

Management Team
Coach: Tolbert Onyango
Team manager: Michael Wandera
Physio: Noah Kayongo


Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.

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