The Confederation of Africa Rugby Sevens has been scheduled to get underway on Saturday 29th and the Uganda Rugby Cranes sevens team is set to compete for the top honors against several African nations at Prince Edward School in Harare, Zimbabwe.
The outfit is expected to leave the country on Thursday morning and according to team manager and Uganda Rugby Union secretary Micheal Wandera, all is set and the team is in perfect shape for the continental showpiece.
0n Saturday, the Rugby Cranes sevens team will take on four African nations in the order of, Ivory Coast, Namibia, hosts Zimbabwe, Kenya and Nigeria on Sunday 30th, the final day of the competition, all pool B.
Kenya apparently stand a chance of topping this group that encompasses Uganda due to their depth and involvement in more competitive tournaments. They will be handled by Kenya sevens legend Gibson Weru. Ivory Coast are the new comers and the Cranes ought to mount a challenge against these.
Zimbabwe boast of immense home support which could carry them far in the weekend showdown while Nigeria look forward to another encounter with the Rugby Cranes despite losing their last against the East African side in Mombasa last year.
After being denied Bowl Competition finals‘ slot by Canada in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Rugby Sevens, Coach Yayiro Kasasa will need to reignite the Rugby Cranes as the side seeks to impress away from home.
The Cranes will battle without Keith Seruyange, Gabriel Aredo, Allan Otim, James Ijongat, Benon Kiiza and Phillip Pariyo. Pariyo opted to stay in United Kingdom after the commonwealth games and has since been linked with a move to South Wales second division side, St. Peters RFC.
Emmanuel Ecodu, Eric Kasiita, Ramathan Govule, Solomon Okia, Philip Wokorach, Michael Wokorach, Ssebuliba Lawrence, James Musitwa, James Odong, Pius Ogena, Alfred Bijik, Brian Kikawa
South Africa, Tunisia, Zambia, Senegal, Madagascar, Botswana.
Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Uganda, Nigeria, Namibia
Saturday 29th November 2014
10.20am Uganda Vs Ivory Coast (Ugandan time)
1.00pm Uganda Vs Namibia (Ugandan time)
4.10pm Uganda Vs Zimbabwe (Ugandan time)
6.40pm Kenya Vs Uganda (Ugandan time)
Sunday 30th November, 2014
10.30am Uganda Vs Nigeria