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Uganda boss contented despite Elgon Cup first leg loss

While admitting that it was hard to take the 34-16 Elgon Cup first leg loss against Kenya, Uganda coach John Duncan reckoned that they managed to draw positives from the match. 
Duncan had summoned seven debutants for Saturday’s duel with the likes of Elphaz Emong, Adrian Kasito and Paul Sekatte all starting but his “gamble” failed to pay dividends as the Simbas claimed a routine win.
“It’s hard but we did perform up to it.” to find positives.We set a standard,” Duncan is quoted by the Daily Monitor newspaper.
The side will now shift focus to their two friendly duels against South African side Free State Cheetahs on 30 May and 1St June before starting their Africa Gold Cup campaign away to Namibia in Windhoek on Saturday 16 June.
From Windhoek, they will head to Nairobi on 7 July for the Elgon Cup second leg that doubles as an Africa Gold Cup fixture with this year’s tournament acting as a qualifier to the 2019 Rugby World Cup slated for Japan.

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