The Uganda Men’s Rugby Sevens national team have won the Nile Special sponsored 2022 Rugby Africa Sevens.

They beat Zimbabwe, 28-00, in the Cup Final to be crowned African champions as they went unbeaten over the two-day event in which they conceded only three tries.

Uganda got the scoreboard ticking early on through vice-captain Ian Munyani who pounced on a loose ball to dive over under the uprights. Then Philip Wokorach converted easily to make it 07-00.

Both teams exchanged moments of playing with a man-advantage as they both conceded yellow cards in quick succession, first to Zimbabwe’s H. Mashawi and then Uganda’s A. Ofoywroth.

But neither team could make use of that advantage as the first half ended 07-00 in favour of Uganda.

Then the floodgates opened as captain Michael Wokorach got his bite of the ice cake after a strong carry from Desire Ayera. Timothy Kisiga scored a brace afterward to send the fans in attendance into a wild frenzy. All tries were well converted by Philip Wokorach for an undisputed gold medal.

Credit: Don Mugabi

Zimbabwe, who recovered from a shock loss in their first match on Day One to match onto the final, won the silver medal.

Kenya completed the podium, and qualified for the Rugby World Cup Sevens, after beating Zambia, 19-12, in the bronze medal match.

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

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