Sydney Gongodyo and Aziz Khan | Credit: John Batanudde

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been edited to update the number of players from Uganda going to feature for Tessen Warriors. Timothy Mugisha, of Jinja Hippos, had been listed by the select team as “Henry Mugisha”.

Ugandan rugby will have an opportunity to return Tororo Crest’s good favour during Mileke Border 7s when five locally-based players compete during Kenya’s 7s series finale.

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Faraji Odugo, Timothy Mugisha, Sydney Gongodyo, Conrad Wanyama, and Roy Kizito will feature for Tessen Sports Warriors during the Kabeberi 7s from September 9-10 at RFUEA Grounds, Ngong Road in Nairobi, Kenya.

Odugo and Mugisha just came from training with Africa 7s bound Uganda Men’s Sevens while Gongodyo and Wanyama just won the Nile Special 7s Series 2023. Roy Kizito was Impis’ second top try scorer with nine tries.

The squad will be coached by former Kenya 7s head coach Innocent Simiyu.

Tessen Sports Warriors is in Pool A alongside most recent Cup winners Nondescripts (Nondies), Blak Blad, and Kenya Harlequin. The Ugandan continent will rub shoulders with Harlequin’s Tony “Polisi” Kadambi on Day One.

Ernest Akorebirungi joined Kawowo Sports in July 2019 after one year as a student volunteer at the Makerere University Games Union. In his role as rugby correspondent, he offers unique insight and analysis...

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