Uganda wins the Africa Cup 7s hosting rights

Continental Rugby governing body Rugby Africa has chosen Uganda as the host of the 2017 Africa Cup 7s scheduled for the first weekend of October.
Uganda beat North Africa country Tunisia to get the hosting rights. Tunisia will now host the Women’s edition in which the winner will qualify for the World Cup 7s.
Uganda Rugby Union is confident that they will be able to host event successfully after having hosted the Africa 1B tournament for the six days in 2015.
-If we hosted six countries for an entire week for the Africa 1B, then a two-day tournament is quite achievable and we are more than ready for the job, URU CEO Ramsey Olinga Olinga told Daily Monitor.
Legends RC
The Legends Rugby Club which hosted Kenya, and will host Tunisia, Namibia and Zimbabwe during the Africa Gold Cup will also host the 7s tournament.
-Just like the internationals, Legends will host the Cup as they are the only entity that expressed interest yet we had to confirm to Rugby Africa the venue by January in order for us to win the bid hence no delay in the decision making, URU’s Secretary General Godwin Kayangwe confirmed.
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Uganda are the defending champions of the event after having won the 2016 edition hosted in Kenya. Uganda, Namibia, Kenya, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Nigeria, Morocco, Senegal and Botswana have confirmed participation in this year’s edition.

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