Zimbabwe rugby team warns Uganda ahead of weekend clash

Posted June 12, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Featured ~ 3,304 views


The Zimbabwean rugby team, Stables, has warned its opponent Uganda that it should brace itself for a tough match as the two teams meet here on Sunday in the 2011 Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) mini tournament.

Stables team manager Nady Kanyangarara told Xinhua late Friday after training that although they are aware playing at home will play to Uganda’s advantage, they are more than ready to give their best.

“We are warning the Ugandan team not to take us lightly because we are here to win,” he said.

Yayiro Kasasa, the coach of Rugby Cranes, Uganda’s team, said that the team will need to be at its best and get the game’s plan right to be able to win convincingly.

Uganda will open its campaign against Zimbabwe before taking on Madagascar on June 18 at the Kyadondo Rugby Ground in Kampala.

The visiting teams will tussle it out on June 15.

Uganda who won the CAR trophy in 2007 will be skippered by Mathias Ochwo, while the star players like Robert Seguya, Ronald Mwisaka, Timothy Mudoola and Tony Lugya will all be part of the team.

South African based Cleaopas Makotose is expected to make an international return for Zimbabwe in the Sunday game.

This will be the second time the two teams will face off after Rugby Cranes beat Stables in tri-nation tournament, Victoria Cup.

Source: Xinhua

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