Ivan Magomu | Credit: Uganda Rugby Union

2023 Victoria Cup Fixtures

  • 28th October: Uganda Vs Zambia – King’s Park, Bweyogerere
  • 5th November: Uganda Vs Kenya – King’s Park, Bweyogerere
  • 11th November: Kenya Vs Uganda – Kisumu

Rugby Cranes squad of 36 players had been named ahead of the Victoria Cup which kicks off later this month at Kings Park in Bweyogerere.

The team is made up of some of the best available players outside the national 7s set-up with a number of rising stars set to make national team debuts.

Timothy Kisiga who recently requested to be left out of sevens duty is named on the squad.

Walukuba Barbarians midfield pair Shakim Sembusi and Bob Kawanda as well as Jinja Hippos winger Jacob Ochen make the squad.

Buffaloes Douglas Musoke and Hippos Julius Opio as well as Black Pirates loosies Moses Zziwa, Sydney Gongodyo and Frank Kidega are some of the other fresh faces on the team.

Uganda’s fixtures against Kenya will double as Elgon Cup matches.

The Squad


  • Faragi Odugo
  • Nathan Bwambale
  • Jude Jjuuko


  • Santos Senteza
  • Ivan Kabagambe
  • Collins Kimbowa
  • Saul Kivumbi
  • Mike Otto
  • Frank Kakula


  • Charles Uhuru
  • Robert Aziku
  • Julius Opio
  • Eliphaz Emong
  • Douglas Musoke

Back Rows

  • Joaquim Chisano
  • Mark Omoding
  • Sydney Gongodyo
  • Moses Zziwa
  • Byron Oketayot
  • Frank Kidega

Scrum Backs

  • Conrad Wanyama
  • Nicholas Kato
  • Paul Kalungi

Fly Half

  • Ivan Magomu
  • Liam Walker
  • Joseph Aredo


  • Eric Mula
  • Thomas Gwokto
  • Bob Kawanda
  • Alhaji Manano
  • Micheal Wokorach

Outside Backs

  • Timothy Kisiga
  • Joseph Oyet
  • Shakim Ssembusi
  • Jacob Ochen
  • Haruna Mohammed

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

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  1. Twould be cool if u listed the players along with the clubs for which they play. We are keen on seeing which clubs bring quality to NT

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