Uganda's Philip Wokorach celebrates after scoring during the 2017 Africa Gold Cup match against Tunisia/photo/courtesy

Wokorach left out as Uganda release starting lineup for Kenya Simbas clash


The Uganda Rugby Cranes starting squad that will play the Kenya Simbas on Saturday evening at the Legends Club in Kampala in the Elgon Cup first leg has been named. 
Among the notable absentees in the starting 15 is Kabras Sugar utility back Philip Wokorach who will come off the bench probably due to his involvement with the Uganda 7s who are preparing for the Rugby 7s World Cup slated for July in San Fransisco USA.
Wokorach will be joined on the bench by another Kenyan based player in halfback Aaron Ofoyrowth who features for Kenya Harlequins.
His place at full-back is taken by debutant Adrian Kasito with another debutant Eliphaz Emong receiving the nod to feature at openside flank.
Skipper Asuman Mugerwa leads a new look front-row that has two debuntants in Paul Ssekate and Edgar Pajob.
The match starts at 4:30pm.
Starting XV:1.Asuman Mugerwa (c),2. Paul Ssekate 3. Edgar Pajob 4. Simon Olet, 5.Robert Aziku 6.Brian Asaba 7.Eliphaz Emong 8.Marvin Odongo 9.Ivan Kirabo, 10.Ivan Magomu 11.Justin Kimono (vc) 12.Pius Ogena 13.Eric Mula, 14.James Odongo 15.Adrian Kasito.
Replacements: 16. Saul Kivumbi 17.Adnan Mutebi 18. Nathan Bwambale 19.Byron Oketayot 20.Musa Muwonge 21.Ian Munyani 22.Philip Wokorach 23.Aaron Ofoyrwoth.

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