Coach Robert Seguya has this evening named the 23 man Rugby Cranes squad to play Zimbabwe Sables in the Victoria Cup, this Saturday making four changes from the squad which lost to Kenya in the return leg of the Elgon Cup on 13th July.
There is only shuffle in the back-line for the Elgon Cup defeat at the hands of Kenya, while the forwards welcome three new faces. Faraji Odugo, Kelvin Balagadde and Ivan Kabagambe join the Cranes team and will be making their international test rugby debuts. The three replace Joseph Kagimu, Brian Asaba and Saul Kivumbi respectively. Eric Mula is the other new face, and he comes in for recovering Ian Munyani.
Byron Oketayot, who actually scored for the Cranes against Zimbabwe last year in the Gold Cup, is still out having gotten injured in the Elgon Cup first leg in Kisumu in a 16-13 Uganda win against Kenya. He is joined on the sidelines by vice captain and Kobs back-rower Brian Asaba in the injury department.
In the absence of Brian Asaba, Charles Uhuru will be deputizing Asuman Mugerwa.
Victoria Cup 2019
Saturday, 27th July, 2019.
Uganda Vs Zimbabwe – Kampala
Zambia Vs Kenya – Lusaka
Rugby Cranes 23 man squad to play Zimbabwe Sables.
Santos Ssenteza, Ivan Kabagambe, Asuman Mugerwa (C), Collins Kimbowa, Richard Kanyanya, Faraji Odugo, Charles Uhuru (VC), Robert Aziku, Simon Olet, Desire Ayera, Kelvin Balagade, Eliphaz Emong, Micheal Otto
Aaron Ofoywroth, Paul Epilo, Ivan Magomu, Pius Ogena, Eric Mula, Micheal Okorach, Paul Masendi, Daudi Semwami, Adrian Kasito, Phillip Wokorach.
Head coach – Robert Seguya
Asst Head Coach – Brain Makalama
Team manager – Robert Omuna
Team Doctor – Dr Faith Komagum
Team Physio – Asiimwe Samuel