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Wokorach Rallies Uganda Rugby Cranes Ahead of Africa Sevens

Uganda Rugby Sevens skipper Michael Wokorach has said they will be looking to deliver the Africa Sevens title to Ugandans.

Uganda Rugby Sevens skipper Michael Wokorach has said they will be looking to thrive under their favorites tag and deliver the Africa Sevens title to Ugandans.

The hosts take on minnow Ghana in their opening duel on Saturday at Stadium of Jemmel from 1222h Central Africa Time.

The top-seeded Cranes then tackle Senegal at 16h02 in their last Pool B outing. Senegal are arguably Cranes’ toughest opponents.

Cranes are the tournament’s defending champions, having defended their title in the last edition of the tournament by beating Zimbabwe 10-7 in Kampala.

“Am very confident that we are going to bring back the trophy home like we have been doing in the previous occasions,” said Wokorach before the team departure to Tunis.

“We are not scared of any team in Pool B, we are going to go out there and play like we have always done and am sure we shall emerge victorious.”

Wokorach said the tournament was aimed at giving new players in the team a chance to showcase their talents. There are some exciting new players coming into the system, for instance, Isaac Massa of Pirates.

“This is their chance to prove their mettle,” he said, adding that even though they had not trained for long, most of the players were fit, having played for their clubs at the national series.

If Cranes make out of their pool, they will likely meet tough opposition from Kenya and Namibia who will be making a return to the Africa Championship.

“We have Kenya and Namibia coming back to the event so it will be tougher (but) we are going for it and the team has good experience having been to the World Cup early this year,” he concluded.

Uganda’s Team: Micheal Wokorach, Philip Wokorach, Byron Oketayot, Justin Kimono, Pius Ogena, Desire Ayera, Solomon Okia, Adrian Kasito, Timothy Kisiga, Ian Munyani, Haruna Muhammad, Isaac Massa

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