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USIU name squad for FASU 7s scheduled for Uganda

USIU players huddle in past tourney/ Photo Courtesy/USIU.

USIU have announced their squad that will travel to Uganda for the Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU) sevens scheduled for October 8-10 2021 at the Makerere University’s Graveyard – IMPIS grounds.

Coach Tom Lagat has picked a 13-man squad that will be captained by Elvis Kadima. Kadima will be assisted by George Muyomba. Fred Okoth, Muinde Makau, Allan Odiyo, Godfrey Kiragu and Joe Awori are part of the squad.

Isaiah Kulova, Ronald Kipchumba, Paul Mukhisa David Mango, Eric Obwaga, and Neville Odongo are also traveling.

Lagat is delighted that sports have resumed at the institution and he believes that the trip to Uganda will bring back hope to students who are on sports scholarships.

“It has been a tough period for everyone, this tour will bring back hope to the hundreds of university students and athletes as a whole who depend on sports especially those on sports scholarships, most of whom nearly lost the scholarships,” Lagat stated.

“I would like to thank USIU-A for ensuring that sports resume under the MOH guidelines and for supporting the same. All sports stakeholders should ensure the same so that things normalize. Athletes yet to be vaccinated should shun the myths associated with the vaccine and get it done,” he added.

The Rugby Championship is a qualifier to the FISU University World Rugby Cup. The winning University per gender will represent Africa at the FISU World Cup to be held in Kazan, Russia in 2022.

Kenyatta University, JKUAT, Meru University and Daystar are expected to feature in the tournament.

University of Johannesburg are the defending Champions having beaten Martyrs 12-0 in the final at Imps College in 2019. USIU finished fourth in the competition after falling 10-0 to Makerere University in the bronze.

USIU-A FASU 7s TEAM: 1. Isaiah Kulova, 2. Elvis Kadima-Captain, 3. Joe Awori, 4. Godfrey Kiragu, 5. Allan Odiyo, 6. Muinde Makau, 7. Fred Okoth, 8. George Muyomba C. Captain, 9. Ronald Kipchumba, 10. Paul Mukhisa, 11. David Mango, 12. Eric Obwaga, 13. Neville Odongo

Universities expected to take part

Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology
Kenyatta University
United States International University-Africa
Mbarara University of Science and Technology
University of Benghazi
University of Tripoli
University of KwaZulu Natal
Makerere University
University of Johannesburg
University of Pretoria
Stellenbosch University
Women’s University in Africa
northwest University
Kabale University
Busitema University
Day Star University
Meru University

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