Uganda Rugby Union (URU) president Andrew Owor and World Rugby’s consultant high performance manager Peter Harding were locked out of Legends Rugby Grounds during the National Sevens Circuit on Saturday.
The top rugby administrator and official had come to witness action at the pitch but utterly got frustrated on basis of misunderstandings between the Rugby governing body and the bar management.
Official sponsors of the circuit, Guiness were also stopped from setting up any branded banners and selling points. Legends manager Eric Malinga was later on summoned by Owor, who explained why he had been locked out.
“The security at the entrance blocked me from getting in before I asked for reasons,” Owor told Daily Monitor.
“They (security) told me that they had been instructed not to let me in together with any guests. I stepped aside and called the manager.”
“I appreciate that Eric came out and spoke to me on how there had been a breakdown in communication between Legends and the Union and he had been advised to enforce the ban,” Owor added.
According to sources, URU and the Legends management are reportedly in a feud over disagreements concerning Africa Rugby Sevens Championship hosting rights.
Kyadondo has been tipped to host the event to be held in early October. The official ground to host the showpiece is yet to announced.