Name : Conrad Wanyama Wandera
Weight : 75kg
Height: 5’2
Current club: Black Pirates RFC
Former club: N/A
Leadership roles: second vice captain of the Pirates
National engagements: Part of the Rugby Cranes team that took part in the 2018 CAR tournament (debut against Namibia and also featured against Kenya and Tunisia)

Early life (background)
“ I come from a family of 7; of which I’m the 2nd born. I was born to Dr. Wanyama Richard Peter and his wife, Mrs. Wanyama Anyango Theopista. I believe that i am a born and made leader. My family is full of rugby fans too.”

“My elder brother; Kevin Wanyama came back from SMACK while he was in form 1 at the time, and I was in Primary 7,  he was my first rugby coach that instilled in me the passion and ruthlessness to date.”

Wanyama was the soccer captain back in primary school, playing number 5 while at St. Savio Junior School, Kisubi. He then joined Makerere college school for 2 weeks before switching to Namilyango College where his rugby story really kicked off.

The St. Savio days

Rugby journey
Wanyama joined Namilyango College in March of the year 2009 where he settled in quickly and captained his class rugby team until S.3 when the leadership role changed. He was captain of the Namilyango U-14 side that lost in the final despite an impressive campaign.

“I didn’t play U-16 rugby at Ngo because I was called up for the senior team (Anchors) in my S.3 – I played for Anchors until 2012 when Ivan Magomu was introduced into my rugby life; and we led the team to a schools league championship victory.”

There was immense competition in the team that meant he had to settle for second fiddle to Kyomuhendo Twaha who is the scrum half at Impis RFC currently. Conrad had to make due with only ten minutes in the 2012 final which was a painful experience for him – “I wasn’t happy because I felt that I didn’t do much and i wanted to offer more.”

After his senior 4, Wanyama went to St. Lawrence London College on a rugby scholarship thanks to Mulamula Eric, Taban Elias and Mr. Mutyaba who was the rugby patron at the school. It is here where he found Nathan Bwambale who was captain of the school team and their relationship grew since – he is the reason why Wanyama joined Black Pirates.

Nathan Bwambale

“ I’ve won all that there is to win in Uganda rugby and i am not about to stop.” – Conrad Wanyama has now set his sight on winning the CAR rugby tournament.

It hasn’t been a short journey for Conrad

Black Pirates is a place that he considers to be home and the organization is a second family to him whom he feels absolutely comfortable with.

In action for the Black Pirates

Life outside rugby
“I’m a graduate in the field of social works and social administration, i also happen to be the Black Pirates team counselor and i’m a businessman.”

Conrad takes the time to share with us some of the other things he loves; “ I play soccer once in a while, i love reading books; all leaders must read and I am one. – I have a beautiful lady that I wish to acquaint with my surname.”


Favorite rugby moment
“I have no favorite rugby moment because I cherish all since none has come on a silver platter but through hard work and as such they are not as exciting because they are expected. I put in the work.”

Worst rugby moment
“Rugby is a passion to me. As such, the good and the bad in the sport are all part of my passion. I take lessons from the bad, the good I celebrate as trophies of having conquered my weaknesses and utilized my strengths.”

Life Role model

“Warren Buffett; who says – simplicity is the key to great successes. Because of that, I do the simple things right, and a collection of simple things done right makes me what I am.”

“My dad is also a role model; an ideal man is one that does anything to protect, lead and provide for his family. My dad is doing that perfectly. I love my dad.”

Favourite rugby players
International : Quade cooper and Faf de Klerk

Faf De Klerk in action for the Springboks

Locally; “Ivan Magomu is my favorite; he has compound eyes; that man” alluding to the fact that Magomu has impeccable vision and game reading.

Ivan Magomu

Future rugby aspirations

“Becoming Uganda’s number one and first choice scrumhalf – winning more with Pirates and the national team.”

Message to upcoming players
“However long hard work may take to show results, keep at it. great things happen unexpectedly; they should find you ready.”

Message to fans
“I appreciate your feedback, I just hope you become more realistic in your hullabaloo and banter. Been wanting to say that for a long time. Besides that, thanks for loving the sport. I would still be without you; but it’s much more fun with you on board.”

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