The highly anticipated joust between Africa’s Rugby giants; the Confederation of Africa Rugby Sevens tournament, will bob up on 29th November and close out on the 30th of the same month in Harare, Zimbabwe.
The competition, originally set to be held in Kenya’s capital Nairobi between 27th and 28th September, was rescheduled by Africa’s rugby governing body, Confederation of Africa Rugby (C.A.R) following cases of insecurity that involved terrorist threats.
Zimbabwe, Namibia, Madagascar, Zambia, Tunisia, Senegal, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Botswana, Kenya and Uganda will vie for the top 8 positions to play in the 2015 CAR 7s from which one team will qualify for the 2016 summer Olympics Sevens in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
The Uganda Rugby Cranes are expected to field a sevens outfit for the competition not very different from the previous one that was denied Bowl Competition finals’ slot by Canada in the Commonwealth Rugby Sevens despite having earlier progressed with a 35-0 thrashing of Malaysia in the quarter finals.
The squad has been under going thorough training with a favorable strength and conditioning programme at 6:00am to have them fresh for the training sessions. The Uganda Rugby Lady Cranes finished 5th in the CAR 7s women’s edition played in April this year, winning bowl title.