Marvin Odong Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
  • Event: Elgon Cup 1st Leg
  • Date: Saturday, May 26
  • Fixture: Uganda vs. Kenya
  • Venue: Legends Rugby Club
[/media-credit] Rugby Cranes line-up for the anthems before kick-off of last year’s Elgon Cup match at Legends Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Uganda Rugby Cranes squad to face Kenya Simbas in the first leg of the 2018 Elgon Cup has been named.

The opening leg of the annual tie between the two rivals is scheduled for Saturday, May 26 at Legends.

The team has a couple of new faces with Ian Munyani and Paul Ssekate making the squad.

Ivan Magomu and his partner during last year’s first meeting Ivan Kirabo make the team along side usual suspects Philip Wokorach, vice captain Justin Kimono, Adrian Kasito, Aaron Afoirwoth and Eric Mula.

Marvin Odong – scorer of the first of Uganda’s two tries in last year’s meeting at the same ground, Simon Olet, Musa Muwonge, Nathan Bwambale, Edgar Pajob and Elphaz Emong are joined by regulars Asuman Mugerwa, Adnan Mutebi, Robert Aziku, Brian Asaba, Bryon Oketayot and Saul Kivumbi.

Kenya won the 2017 Elgon Cup with an aggregate of 56-51. The Simbas won the first leg 23-18 in Kampala and the return leg ended in a 33-33 draw in Nairobi.

The Squad

Backs: Aaron Afoirwoth (Kenya Harlequins), Ian Munyani (Kobs), Philip Wokorach (Kabras Sugar), Ivan Kirabo (Kabras Sugar), Ivan Magomu (Black Pirates), James Odong (Nondescripts), Pius Ogena (Kabras Sugar), Eric Mula (Rhinos), Justin Kimono (Kobs, Vice Captain), Adrian Kasito (Kobs)

Forwards: Simon Olet (Buffaloes), Musa Muwonge (Black Pirates), Paul Ssekate (Mongers), Adnan Mutebi (Kobs), Saul Kivumbi (Rhinos), Asuman Mugerwa (Kabras Sugar, Team Captain), Nathan Bwambale (Black Pirates), Edgar Pajob (Black Pirates), Robert Aziku (Rhinos), Elphaz Emong (Kabras Sugar), Bryon Oketayot (Rhinos), Brian Asaba (Kobs), Marvin Odong (Black Pirates)

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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