The Uganda Rugby Cranes squad of 35 entered a two-day camp at Dam Waters, Jinja on Saturday 19 May as part of their preparations for the upcoming international season which starts with the Elgon Cup first leg against Kenya on 26 May in Kampala.
The camp is expected to give head coach Robert Seguya a good opportunity to assess his squad as he prepares to shake up his front line that has been hard hit by injuries.
The likes of former skipper Brian Odong, Matthias Ochwo, Alex Mubiru and Scott Oluoch are all sidelined with different injuries.With Odong out,Kabras Sugar loose head Asuman Mugerwa has since assumed captaincy duties.
While the Uganda Rugby Cranes are camping in Jinja,the Kenyan side started it’s three day high altitude retreat in Nanyuki on Friday 18 May.
The second leg of the Elgon Cup that doubles as an Africa Gold Cup fixture will be staged in Nairobi on Saturday 7 July.
Uganda’s Africa Gold Cup campaign begins with an away tie against Namibia at the Hage Geinghob stadium in Windhoek on July 7.
The stakes at this year’s Africa Gold are high as the best ranked side automatically books a place at the 2019 Rugby World Cup slated for Japan.