Rugby Uganda: Aredo, Okia and Ofoywroth to play Dala 7s


Kenyan rugby franchise, Harlequins ahve named a trio of Ugandans i.e. Joseph Aredo, Solomon Okia and Aaron Ofoywroth in the team to play the Dala 7s in Kisumu this weekend.

Joseph Aredo has been in the Harlequins camp longer than the other two and has actually featured in the Stanbic National 7s series at the Driftwood 7s in Mombasa.

Aaron Ofoywroth and Solomon Okia have been absent from the Harlequins setup for a while owing to a length international season. Okia and Aaron have been with the national teams of Uganda (7s and 15s) since March featuring in the Elgon Cup, Sevens Rugby World Cup and the Gold Cup. Solomon Okia notably scored two similar tries against two different opponents a weekend apart. Aaron was an ever present half-back, contributing a number of try assists.

Joseph Aredo and Aaron Ofoywroth in action for the Kenya Harlequins in the Christie 7s in 2017 Photo : Kenya Harlequins

The three Ugandans will line up alongside new Kenyan Simba and Shujaa sprinter, Willy Ambaka, who as will as well feature for the Nairobi based Quins after a long international season.

Sixth on Stanbic National Sevens Series log, Quins are in Pool A alongside Driftwood Champions, Top Fry Nakuru RFC, Kisii RFC and MMUST.

Harlequins squad for Dala 7s
1.Patrice Agunda 2.Herman Humwa 3.Willy Ambaka 4.Edward Shitanda 5. Max Theuri 6.Alex Olaba 7.Aaron Ofoyrwoth 8.Eden Agero 9.Frank Wanyama 10.Joseph Aredo 11.Solomon Okia 12.Cyprian Kuto 13.Dennis Otieno

Dala 7s : 8th-9th September


Pool A: Nakuru, Kisii, Quins, MMUST
Pool B: Mwamba, Menengai Oilers, Impala, Blad
Pool C: KCB, Kabras Sugar, Suburbs, Machine
Pool D: Homeboyz, Nondies, Kisumu, MKU Thika.