The Uganda Cranes 7s team has kicked off preparations for Hong Kong sevens which is scheduled for Friday 5- Sunday 7, April. The tournament will serve a qualification to World 7s Series.
The cranes will be eyeing for a better finish from the last time they participated in the tournament where they managed a quarter final finish. Their preparations have been boosted by the rejoining of former Kenya strength and conditioning coach Geoffrey Kimani who was part of the team in the last qualifiers.
Captain Michael Wokorach is very optimistic that this year’s tournament will bring forth good tidings saying the team is ready to take on the Hong Kong challenge.
“We are ready for the battle ahead of us, and we are hopeful that we shall be successful in Hong Kong,” Wokorach said.
The Cranes have risen gradually over time, producing impressive performances, in 2018 beating Madagascar to take third spot in the Africa sevens. The meteoric rise has attracted a large number of fans for the Guiness sponsored Cranes.
“We are grateful to Guinness for their support towards rugby development in the country over the past three years. Thanks to their support, the Rugby 7s have ably represented Uganda on the global stage and as a result, we have witnessed an increase in the number of fans,” Uganda Rugby Union CEO, Ramsey Olinga said.