By Ali Mutanje
News broke last week of Rugby National team Coach Robert Sseguya’s diagnosis with acute leukemia. Former rugby players, former teammates, rugby officials and the Kenya rugby fraternity came together in sorrow and support both financially and morally for the legendary Cranes player.
His illness has setback Cranes preparations for this Year’s Rugby Africa Cup. Cranes were to convene this Sunday ahead of the July 10th to 18th tournament in Uganda.
As a result of his illness, Uganda Rugby Union Executive Committee appointed Robert Musinguzi as assistant to coach Brian Makalama aka “Bobby” to take care of the Rugby Cranes.
A provisional squad of 72 players was selected and summoned on Wednesday to prepare for the Rugby Africa Cup.
Uganda is drawn in Pool C with Ghana and Algeria.
There are a total of 4 pools. The best 2 teams from each pool qualify for the Rugby Africa Cup of 2022.
The winner of the Rugby Africa Cup of 2022 in August 2022 will earn a place in France for the Rugby World Cup.
A qualifications tournament will then be arranged for the runners to have another shot to qualify.
As Uganda prepares to compete in the tournament, we remember our Rugby National team coach Robert Seguya and join the initiative of Rugby Cranes player David Ssemwami, the Kenyan Rugby fraternity and well wishers to send in their financial assistance to the following numbers.
Safari com: +254 743899980
Airtel: +256 702846736
MTN: +256 775627996