URU announces venue for Uganda Cranes-Kenya Simbas clash

Uganda Rugby Union has settled on Kyadondo as the venue for the Elgon Cup clash pitting Uganda Cranes and Kenya Simbas set for 13 July.

Just like Kenya, Uganda conducted a bidding processing and were impressed with Kyadondo Rugby Club. The venue has been given the green light to host the clash. The women teams will also be in action for the first time since 2015.

The Union has announced that both the mens and women’s teams have kicked off their training sessions ahead of the clashes. Uganda Ladies kicked off their sessions on Monday 27 May.  They are under the tutelage of Head Coach Edgar Lemerigar.

Both Ugandan Women’s and Kenya Women’s sides will use the clash to prepare for the first-ever qualifiers for the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Africa.

The 2019 Rugby Africa Women’s Cup, which will serve as a qualifier to the 2021 World Cup, will be played at the Bosman stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa from August 9-17.

Uganda Ladies training squad: Forwards 1. Angel Katusime (Thunderbirds) 2. Beatrice Lamunu (Entebbe Lady Swans) 3. Christine Nakayiza (Thunderbirds) 4. Christine Nuwagaba (Thunderbirds) 5. Evelyn Aweko (Thunderbirds) 6. Faith Namugga (Entebbe Lady Swans) 7. Fazira Namukwaya (Entebbe Lady Swans) 8. Fortunate Irankunda (Entebbe Lady Swans) 9. Georgina Namukose (Entebbe Lady Swans) 10. Hellen Gizamba (Thunderbirds) 11. Immaculate Mufuwa (Black Pearls) 12. Irene Zigge (Thunderbirds) 13. Lydia Namabiro (Black Pearls) 14. Mary Gloria Ayot (Black Pearls) 15. Peace Mirembe (Black Pearls) 16. Proscovia Ayero (Black Pearls) 17. Winnie Atyang (Thunderbirds) 18. Teddy Iwutung (Thunderbirds) 19. Yvonne Najjuma (Thunderbirds) 20. Zaina Nabukalu (Entebbe Lady Swans)

Backs 1. Agatha Nabulwala (Mbale Eagles) 2. Agnes Nakuya (Thunderbirds) 3. Charlotte Thereza Mudoola (Black Pearls) 4. Christine Akello (Entebbe Lady Swans) 5. Christine Nakamya (Entebbe Lady Swans) 6. Claire Anena (Thunderbirds) 7. Emilly Lekuru (Black Pearls) 8. Esther Tino (Mbale Eagles) 9. Flavia Agenorwot (Black Pearls) 10. Grace Auma (Black Pearls) 11. Juliet Nandawula (Entebbe Lady Swans) 12. Justine Namagembe (Entebbe Lady Swans) 13. Nahiya Nabugwere (Mbale Eagles) 14. Nakityo Aisha Nabulime (Thunderbirds) 15. Odoyi Mary Kyoita (Thunderbirds) 16. Peace Lekuru (Entebbe Lady Swans) 17. Ritta Nadunga (Black Pearls) 18. Samiya Ayikoru (Thunderbirds)

Technical Team

Head coach: Edgar Lemerigar
Assistant coach: Leon Rwitare

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