This is Just The Beginning – Cranes 7s Coach Tolbert Onyango

Uganda Rugby Cranes 7s coach Tolbert Onyango targets more success with the team after winning the Nile Special sponsored 2022 Rugby Africa 7s.

Uganda beat Zimbabwe 26-00 in a final at Kyadondo thanks to Tries from Timothy Kisiga (2), Ian Munyani and Michael Wokorach.

The triumph was built on recent wins over Burundi in round one before they brushed aside Zambia, Tunisia and Burkina Faso in round two.

The Cranes then beat Kenya in the semifinals enroute to the final and consequently qualified for the 2022 Commonwealth games in Birmingham and Rugby 7s World Cup in South Africa.

“It’s about the work we have done for the past couple of years, we had encountered a couple of challenges, and we hope this victory to be a stepping stone for us to get into the World Series,” said Onyango.

“It’s a tough journey ahead, this is just the beginning, we will be putting in the work in the next couple of months.”

The big prize – the tournament was sponsored by Nile Special

Many players stood out, including Aaron Ofoyrwoth who kept his calm, until the final game when he was sinbinned.

“Ofoyrwoth has got passion and energy for the game, he is being directed in the right areas, he has had a wonderful tournament.”

On returning to Commonwealth and World Cup, Onyango briefly commented: “The work starts now, we need to do better than we did last time, we do have to see how to progress past the first round.”

Photo credit – Nicholas Bamulanzeki



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