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Namibia condemns Uganda to first Gold Cup loss

Namibia cemented their top position on the Africa Gold Cup log as they managed to beat hosts Uganda 48-24 in a thrilling match staged at the Legends rugby grounds in Kampala on Saturday 22 July 2017.
The home side started off on a high note as Asman Mugerwa forced himself over the try line with Wokorach’s conversion being successful for a 7-0 Uganda lead.Namibia’s response was through a penalty courtesy of flyhalf Cliven Loubser.
Justin Newman then gave Namibia their first try of the afternoon with Loubser converting as they took a 10-7 lead but Kabras Rugby man Philip Wokorach restored parity for the cranes with a penalty to tie the scores at 10 all.
Namibia would then score quick tries in succession as they took advantage of a lapse in concentration by the Ugandan backline to take a 22-10 lead to the breather.
Second Half
Namibia did not take a lot of time to get onto the scoreboard after resumption as Justin Newman lashed onto a kick by Loubser to touch down under the posts for his second of the match with Loubser adding the extras for a 29-10 lead.
Namibia then added yet another try for a 34-10 lead but they failed to add the extras as Ugandans decide to ring changes bringing in Ivan Kirabo for Ofwoiroth.Eric Mula then touched down after fine build up from Wokorach to cut the deficit to 17 points.
Uganda proved that they were not out just yet as Wokorach showed terrific speed,racing over 40 meters to score under the posts before converting successfully taking the scores to 34-24.
As the clock wound down Daniel Van Vuuren added another try for Namibia from a rolling maul with Loubser converting before Gino Wilson touched down again at the corner with the last play of the match to ensure Namibia won 48-24.

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