rugby 7s team photo before departing for south africa

The Uganda Rugby Cranes 7s Men’s squad has departed to South Africa for the upcoming 2019 Rugby Africa Men’s Sevens Tournament scheduled for 8th and 9th November.

Uganda will open their campaign against Mauritius on 8th November 2019 at 9:44am Ugandan time at the Bosman Stadium in Johannesburg.

14 African teams in total will compete at the Africa Men’s Sevens tournament 2019 for the gold medal to qualify directly for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The silver medalist will have another opportunity to qualify for the Olympic Games by competing in a global repackage tournament that will take place in June 2020.

As well as providing a route to Tokyo 2020, the Africa Men’s Sevens best two teams will be in the mix for the World Rugby Sevens Series qualifier tournament.

Participating teams are; Ghana, Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The Uganda Rugby Cranes will be led by Captain Michael Okorach and managed by Tolbert Onyango as the head coach.

The Uganda Rugby Men’s 7s squad: Ian Munyani, Massa Isaac, Ogena Pius, Aaron Oforywoth, Adrian Kasito, Aredo Joseph, Levis Ocen, Ssebuliba Lawrence, Odongo James, Kevin Kerumundu, Philip Wokorach, Okorach Michael (Captain).

Coach: Tolbert Onyango

Team manager: Michael Wandera

Physio: Noah Kayongo