Joseph Aredo

The Uganda Men’s Sevens national team will showcase alongside thirteen other international teams at the Emirates Invitational 7s in Dubai starting on March 26, 2021.

Eight men’s and six women’s teams have been invited for the event that will run until April 11, 2021. The event is a competitive training camp that will include two tournament weekends. This has been done with the accreditation of World Rugby to support the teams in their preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Participating international teams:

  • Men: Japan, Canada, Kenya, Uganda, Spain, France, Argentina , Chile.
  • Women: USA, Canada, Kenya, France, Brazil, Japan.

Thomas Burwell, General Manager of The Sevens Stadium said the organisers set themselves the challenge to be part of the solution in getting rugby sevens back and they are excited to welcome some of the best teams in the world back to Dubai.

“We are tremendously excited to be welcoming some of the best teams in the world back to Dubai. We set ourselves the challenge in the backend of 2020 to be part of the solution in getting rugby sevens back on the park. It’s a credit to the whole team that this Friday, we will be welcoming teams to DXB.”

Thomas Burwell

The tournaments will be played on the weekends of April 2-3 and April 8-9, 2021. All training and competition during this event will be behind closed doors at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai.

This is a timely boost for the Uganda men’s sevens setup who kickstarted their preparations early in January and have since held two training camps out of the city Kampala.

Now that the tournament has been announced officially and awaiting team naming this week, the past matchday of the local league may be the last time the sevens players turn out for their clubs.

Ernest Akorebirungi is an amateur rugby player and a keen follower of local Ugandan rugby.

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