Playing across the border in Kenya for many of the rugby players in Uganda is a step forward on the road to going pro and fully realising their potential. Ivan Magomu, Black Pirates flyhalf and skipper is no different as he reveals he would be welcome to playing in Kenya.
“I think it would be KCB (if I ever chose to play in Kenya.) Their style of rugby accommodates my style of play as the play lots of running rugby,” responded Ivan Magomu when asked where he would fancy to represent if he ever moved to Kenya.
KCB are the reigning Kenya Cup champions having beaten Kabras Sugar in the finale, for the second year running. KCB were 29-24 winner in March 2018. Kabras are headlined by Phillip Wokorach, a mercurial Ugandan that has taken up the Kenyan scene by storm. He features in Kabras alongside fellow Ugandans in Asuman Mugerwa, Pius Ogena, Eliphaz Emong and Ivan Kirabo.
Magomu would be gunning for the position which has been occupied by Shaban Ahmed and or Darwin Mukidza as he prides himself in being at the center of it all, to set the team moving forth, as the flyhalf.
Ugandans have found solace in their East African neighbors league with Kenya Harlequins also filling their shopping cart with a handful; Joseph Aredo, Daudi Ssemwami, Solomon Okia, Aaron Ofoiwroth and Ronald Musajja. Another famous Ugandan that plays in Kenya is Ugandan winger, James Odong who has played for Nondescript.
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