Uganda Sevens team start the year with training camp

When rugby action fully returns in Uganda, many players will be expected to struggle dealing with physical contact after close to a year of no rugby.

The long forced break has kept some players away from the game and will need some time to prepare for action.

For the Uganda Men’s Sevens team, the earlier they started preparations, the better.

The Olympic Qualifiers will be the first piece of action for the two-time African champions and the team has already kicked off preparations.

The team is expected to spend seven days in Kapchorwa working on getting back to action with hill running among other sessions.

A group of 15 players including Joseph Aredo, Pius Ogena, Ian Munyani, Adrian Kasito and Nobert Okeny of Betway Kobs are competing for slots.

Uganda will join 11 other countries on the weekend of June 19-20 to fight for the last Olympics slot at Stade Louis II, Monaco in France.

Brazil, Chile, Jamaica, Mexico, France, Ireland, Samoa, Tonga, Zimbabwe, China and Hong Kong are the countries in Uganda's way come June.

Team captain Michael Wokorach is pleased with the idea of starting with a camp after the lengthy break.

“It is a good start for us because it is going to help us to gel together as a team, and bring us back together into rugby,” he said while speaking in a televised phone interview with Urban TV.

“It is a huge gap to cover. So we have a very short time to get us back where we ended in February when we had just come back from South America,” Wokorach added.

Having featured at the last Sevens World Cup in San Francisco, the Uganda Sevens will be looking for another milestone by appearing at the Olympics.

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The writer is a Freelance Sports Reporter based in Kampala, Uganda. Follow him on Twitter (@Emanzi20), Facebook (Ndyamuhaki J. Emanzi) and Instagram (@emanzi20).


Published: 01/11/2021