By Ali Mutanje
Coach Soggy, a former National Rugby team captain and current coach of the 15s National team was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and admitted to the Uganda cancer institute. The rugby fraternity has united with different programs to raise needed funds for the therapy.
There have been car washes organized by different groups, auctions of rugby shirts and games played. In the spirit of supporting the coach Robert Seguya.
The National 15s team took part in organizing a fundraiser over the weekend to raise funds. The fundraiser was dubbed “help coach soggy beat leukaemia”.
The fundraiser included a car wash and two rugby matches at the Kyadondo rugby grounds.
Veterans like Brian Tabaruka and Yayiro Kasasa amongst others came together into teams that faced each other in the first game of the fundraiser which ended 24-29.
Later, the National 15s team faced off with the Probables. Each participant made a contribution of shs.20,000 for the game and shs.20,000 for the car wash.
All proceedings were to foot Seguya’s medical bills. The Uganda Rugby Union President, Godfrey Kayangwe, explained about a newly created trust fund to save players.
The account is called ‘Beyond Rugby Trust’. It will be used initially, primarily for Robert Seguya’s treatment. Beyond that, mechanisms will be found to continue collecting money for the trust.
This is one of the many planned fundraisers. The next one planned to take place at Legends before 2 more at Kings Park and the final one in Jinja.