Onyango Names Rugby Cranes 7s Squad For Commonwealth Games
By Sports Desk
Uganda Rugby Cranes 7s head coach, Tolbert Onyango has on Thursday named his traveling squad for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games slated for July 28 to August 8.
The squad has 14 players with Levis Ocen of local outfit Buffaloes RFC being the reserve for the side.
Veteran player Michael Wokorach of Heathens RFC will Captain the side as he earns more caps at the games. Kobs towering star Ian Munyani is Vice Captain.
Uganda secured a slot at the Commonwealth Games after excelling at the Rugby Africa Men’s 7s they hosted in April this year at Kyadondo Rugby Club in Kampala. They beat Zimbabwe Cheetahs 28-00 in the finals.
Pirates star Kelvin Balagadde is the only player dropped from the side that won the continental event in Kampala. William Nkore and Alex Aturinda are the new additions.
Usual suspect Philip Wokorach who plies his trade in France is in the squad and Onyango will be banking on him at such a big stage.
At the Commonwealth Games, Uganda is one of the three countries to be representing Africa in the Rugby 7s category. The other two are neighbors Kenya who qualified even before the Kampala event and Zimbabwe.
The Rugby 7s event of the Commonwealth Games will be played at Coventry stadium in Coventry though the games were initially set to be played at Villa Park.
Rugby Cranes 7s Squad
Ian Munyani (KOBs)
Adrian Kasito (KOBs)
William Nkore (Pirates)
Philip Wokorach (France)
Timothy Kisiga (Pirates)
Michael Wokorach (Heathens)
Desire Ayera (Pirates)
Aaron Ofoyrowth (Heathens)
Isaac Massanganzira (Pirates)
Okeny Nobert (Heathens)
Claude Otema (Heathens)
Karim Arinaitwe (KOBs)
Alex Aturinda (Pirates)
Levis Ocen (Buffaloes).