Uganda continues preparations for the Rugby Africa Gold Cup where six of Africa’s best teams will compete in the seven-week long tournament across the continent.
A 27 man team was revealed in order to help Uganda secure victory come Saturday, June 24 with Uganda travelling to Nairobi to take on neighbors Kenya Simbas in the opening match of the campaign, before travelling to face Senegal on July 1 in Dakar.
The tournament will take place from June 24 to August 5 with Namibia, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Uganda, Kenya and Senegal participating, playing home and away matches.
The Rugby Cranes will play against Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Senegal in the Gold Cup which doubles as the rugby world cup qualifiers.
Fans say Uganda has a great chance of becoming the African champions after being crowned in 2007.
The Uganda-Kenya tie will be officiated by French National Laurent Cardona.
Rugby Cranes team;
Asuman Mugerwa, Alex Mubiru, Brian Odongo, Mathias Ochwo, Charles Uhuru, Brian Asaba, Scott Olouch, Marvin Odong, Ivan Kirabo, Ivan Magomu, James Odong, Pius Ogena, Michael Okorach, Lawrence Sebuliba, Phillip Wokorach, Cyrus Wathum, Collins Kimbowa, Adnan Mutebi, Cox Muhigwa, Musa Mwonge, Gerald Ssewakambo, Justin Kimono, Makmot Kevin, Santos Senteza, Tamale Joseph, Byron Oketayot, Ronald Musajja.
Rugby Cranes International Fixture
24th June, 2017 Kenya vs Uganda
1st July, 2017 Senegal vs Uganda
15th July, 2017 Uganda vs Tunisia
22nd July, 2017 Uganda vs Namibia
5th August, 2017 Uganda vs Zimbabwe