Rugby Cranes 7s Skipper Attributes Victory to Determination

Kasiita (lifting the trophy) has attributed the triumph to determination

Uganda Rugby Cranes 7s captain Eric Kasiita has attributed the team’s success at the recently concluded rugby Africa 7s cup to selfless determination in the team.

Kasiita who skippered the Rugby cranes to winning the Rugby Africa cup 7s defeating Namibia 38-19 says everyone showed character and worked hard to bring the victory.

“I must say it was tough at the beginning but we kept believing and when we defeated Zimbabwe in our first game the courage and belief grew in us and we became determined in the next games, link ” he told ChimpSport.

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“Besides a few of us who had played with the national team, more about majority of the members on the team were rookies but that did not stop us. The boys kept believing and pushing on, ” Kasiito explained.

The Toyota Buffaloes player also revealed that while at the tournament, they developed a slogan “It’s mental” that kept them going.

“We adopted a slogan (IT’S MENTAL) because we were young and small in size compared to other teams but we kept believing it starts with the mind and this kept us going,” said the skipper.

Uganda defeated Namibia 38-19 on Saturday at the Safaricom stadium,Kasarani in Kenya to win the Africa Rugby 7s cup a thing that guaranteed a slot for the Rugby cranes at next year’s HSBC series in Hong Kong. The team has also landed invites to the Dubai 7s series and the Cape town 7s in South Africa.

Rugby cranes 7s team
Eric Kasiita, Ramathan Govule, Lawrance Ssebuliba, Etwa Dennis, Kevin Keremundu, Alhaj Manano, Adrian Kasito, James Odong, Robert Anguzu, Okia Solomon, Phillip Wokorach


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