Rugby Africa Cup: Uganda Faces Kenya In Do-or- Die Tie



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Uganda vs. Kenya (12.30pm)

Zimbabwe vs. Madagascar (2.30pm)

Wako told ChimpSport from Madagascar on Tuesday night that they are not taking chances, price having gone back to the drawing board following their scrappy Elgon Cup campaign against Kenya that saw them lose the coveted trophy to foes Kenya following the 18-13 home loss to the neighbours in the final Elgon Cup tie two weeks ago.

“We were not dominated both in the home and away matches against Kenya but we lacked the final execution, seek ” Wokorach said.

Wakorach on his 17th cap for Uganda will line up alongside five survivors from the 2007 squad including prop Ronald Adigasi, hooker Solomon Mawanda, lock/flank Joel Anguyo, scrumhalf/flank Robert Seguya and centre Timothy Mudoola that recorded a memorable 24-12 win over Kenya in the 2007 Africa Cup semifinals triumph also held in Madagascar.

Coach Peter Mugona will however miss the services of captain Mathias Ochwo and his assistant Alex Mubiru in a tie that will determine if Uganda retain their tier 1A status and get a chance to play for a place at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in next year’s qualifiers and if they lost would have to wait for another four years for a chance to contend again.

Magona must beat the Kenyans, or in case of a loss, win the play-off against the loser between Madagascar and Zimbabwe to remain in Division 1A.

Looking for revenge

Cranes scrum-half Asuman Mugerwa intimated his teammates are going for nothing less than a victory against Kenya. He cautioned the players against complacency. “We know each other well and Kenya will show up for the party strongly looking for more victories against us,” said Mugerwa.

Kenya beat Uganda in the return leg in Kampala to recapture the Elgon Cup with an aggregate score of 35-30. Uganda won Africa Cup in 2007 in Madagascar, beating the host 42-11 while Kenya lifted the 2011 Africa Cup following their 16-7 win over Tunisia in Nairobi.

Probable Starting 15: Ronald Adigasi, Solomon Mawanda, Martial Tchumkam, Romano Ogwal (vice-captain), Scot Oluoch, Robert Seguya, Arthur Mukama, Marvin Odongo, Davis Kiwalabye, Benon Kiiza, Felix Lubega, Michael Wokorach (captain), Timothy Mudoola, Justin Kimono, Jonathan Onen

Replacements: Asuman Mugerwa, Paul Sserunjogi, Denis Mugambe, Denis Mulo, Joel Anguyo, Andrew Olweny, Brian Jjemba, Oscar Kalyango

Reserve: Joseph Aredo

Kenya Probable 15: Joseph Kangethe, Sammy Warui, James Kangethe, Oliver Mang’eni, Wilson Kopondo (captain), Mike Okombe, Brian Nyikuli, Joshua Chisanga, Edwin Achayo, Kenny Andola, Cyprian Kuto, Nick Barasa, Oscar Ayodi, Mike Agevi, Vincent Mose (Vice-Captain)

Replacements: Curtis Lilako, Isaiah Nyariki, Dennis Karani, Ronnie Mwenesi, Andrew Amonde, Gibson Weru, Fabian Olando, Isaac Adimo


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