The Rugby Cranes who are defending champions registered a 16-17 victory in Nairobi, the first away victory against Kenya in six years.
Uganda who are without Ronald Adigas, Michael Wokorach, Arthur Mukama and probably Bishop Onen will look to keep Kenya in the check and retain their championship and repeat the the 2012 version 19-17 that was won on aggregate.
The tie is hanging on a knife edge that thanks largely to MTN Heathens wing Jonathan Bishop Onen whose magical boots kicked in four out of five attempts.
It is still early days but Onen’s kicking will offer a temporary sigh of relief to the technical bench, who will want to think the kicking conundrum that has haunted the Rugby Cranes for ages
The Uganda ladies also take on Kenya in a double Elgon and Women’s World Cup qualifiers at Kyadondo today.
PROBABLE CRANES XV
1.Ronald Adigasi, 2. Alex Mubiru (Captain), 3. Asuman Mugerwa, 4.Romano Ogwal, 5. Timothy Dumba, 6.Scott Oluoch, 7.Arthur Mukama, 8.Marvin Odong, 9. Robert Seguya, 10.Ambrose Kamanyire, 11.Jonathan Onen, 12.Michael Wokorach, 13. Timothy Mudoola, 14.Justin Kimono, 15. Benon Kiiza. SUBSTITUTES
16. Paul Serungoji, 17.Dennis Mugambi, 18. Paul Barigye, 19. Dennis Mullo, 20. Andrew Olweny, 21. Jasper Ochen, 22. Oscar Kalyango, 23. Richard Lumu
1. Joseph Kang’ethe, 2. Sammy Warui, 3. James Kang’ethe, 4.Ronnie Mwenesi, 5. Oliver Mang’eni, 6.Michael Okombe, 7.Brian Nyikuli, 8.Joshua Chisanga, 9. Edwin Achayo, 10.Isaac Adimo, 11.David Ambunya, 12.Nichodemus Barasa, 13. Michael Agevi, 14.Dennis Muhanji, 15. Vincent Mose SUBS 16. Curtis Lilako, 17.Isaiah Nyariki, 18. Dennis Karani, 19. Wilson Kopondo, 20. David Mogere, 21. Gibson Weru, 22. Kenny Andola, 23. Cyprian Kuto HEAD COACH Jerome Paarwater, TEAM MANAGER Wangila Simiyu, STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH Richard Ochieng PHYSIO Christopher Makachia RUGBY SERVICES MANAGER Michael Otieno
Sat 22 June (2nd Leg 2013 Elgon Cup)-At Kyadondo
Uganda Vs Kenya (Ladies)-2:30PM
Uganda Vs Kenya (Men)-4:30PM- live on U.B.C T.V
THE ELGON CUP ROLL
Kenya 12-0 Uganda
Uganda 19-5 Kenya
Uganda 32-18 Kenya
Kenya 27-10 Uganda
Kenya 21-5 Uganda
Uganda 25-33 Kenya
Uganda 18-13 Kenya
Kenya 30-22 Uganda
Kenya 39-20 Uganda
Uganda 20-3 Kenya
Kenya 35-15 Uganda
Uganda 29-10 Kenya
Kenya 20-22 Uganda
Uganda 7-7 Kenya
Kenya 18-8 Uganda