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Rugby Cranes ready for tough Senegal test in the Africa Gold Cup

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The Rugby Cranes will lock horns with Senegal at the Stade Iba Mar Diop stadium in their second game of the 2017 Africa Gold Cup tomorrow.

The Rugby Cranes of 23 players is already in Dakar ahead of this weekend’s clash, with Ronald Musajja returning to the team to replace Scot Oluoch in the starting line-up.

Uganda looks to continue an impressive run after an away draw in Nairobi, hoping to redeem their hopes of challenging for the title and try to win the African crown for the second time since 2007.

Uganda are placed second with Kenya Simbas after they played to 33-all draw last weekend.

Senegal will look to bounce back after they started their campaign with a disappointing 16-28 home loss to the Zimbabwe Sables.

Senegal are ranked 5th in Africa, a rank below Uganda.

Zimbabwe are still on top of the Africa Gold Cup after match day one that saw four teams get into action on Saturday June 24, 2017.

The tournament takes place until August 5 with Namibia, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Uganda, Kenya and Senegal participating, playing home and away matches.

For every win, a team gets four points, two in a draw, 0 in a defeat while one is available for a bonus win.

Uganda’s next game will be on July 15, 2017 against Tunisia in Kampala.

The game will be live on Kwese Free Sports at 4 pm

Starting line-up,


  1. Asuman Mugerwa
  2. Alex Mubiru
  3. Brian Odongo
  4. Uhuru Charles
  5. Mathis Ochwo
  6. Asaba Brian
  7. Ronald Musajja
  8. Marvin Odong



  1. kevin Makmot
  2. Magomu Ivan
  3. Odong James.
  4. Ogena Pius
  5. Wokorach Michael
  6. Lawrence Sebuliba
  7. Phillip Wokorach



Wathum Cyrus, Adnan Mutebi, Kimbowa Collins, Oketayot Byron, Musa Mwonge, Ivan Kirabo, Gerald Sewankambo, Justin Kimono.


Saturday, 1 July:

Africa Gold Cup,

Senegal vs. Uganda – 4pm, Dakar.


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