The quest for valuable Commonwealth and World Cup slots

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Africa Rugby 7 2022:

  • 23rd – 24and April
  • Kyadondo Rugby Ground, Kampala

The entire African continent will quickly turn to Kampala City at the historic Kyadondo Rugby ground as the Africa Rugby 7 tournament takes center stage on 23rd and 24and April 2022.

At stake are two valuable slots for the Commonwealth Games scheduled for July in Birmingham, UK.

Additionally, all podium finishers will earn tickets to the global event scheduled for September in Cape Town, South Africa.

The championship was officially launched on Thursday April 7 at the Kyadondo Rugby Club in Kampala.

Officials from Rugby Africa, the Uganda Rugby Union and lead partners Nile Breweries Ltd through the Nile Special brand as well as members of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) honored the launch.

“Our team started preparations a long time ago and I think they are in very good shape. The environment is very suitable for an event like this and all teams should expect a good atmosphere,” said Uganda Rugby Union President Godwin Kayangwe.

Uganda Rugby Union President Godwin Kayangwe (holding a microphone) at the launch of Africa Rugby 7s 2022 in Kampala

Rugby Africa Vice-Chairman Andrew Owor has revealed that Uganda won the right to host the tournament because of the hospitality it has shown in previous continental engagements.

The President of Rugby Africa (Khaled Babbou) will lead a delegation from the continental body to Kampala to honor the games,” Owor revealed, adding that April will be an exciting month for the game with the Barthés U Trophy kicking off. -20 this weekend in Nairobi. . The Women’s 7 will be played later this month in Tunis.

Andrew Owor, Vice President of Rugby Africa

Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Chairman Philip Kiboijana said he will work with a great team to put on a successful tournament.

“It will be a carnival setting and it will be an entertaining tournament full of fans. There won’t be any dull moments,” noted Kiboijana, adding that the pitch will be in perfect condition when it kicks off.

The official launch of the Africa Rugby 7 tournament on the grounds of Kyadondo in Kampala

Nile Breweries connections manager John Paul Ssemakula said Nile Special, who are very well known in the game’s XV format, are delighted to be in 7s as well, adding that the rugby as a whole is a true reflection of the game. ‘Uganda.

We are proud to be associated with something that makes Uganda proud. We are also proud to partner with rugby at different levels and formats. We are here to support all who are ready to make Uganda proud.

John Paul Ssemakula, Nile Breweries Connections Manager

Participating countries:

Host country Uganda will be joined by 13 other countries including defending champions Kenya, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Senegal, Mauritius, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia, Madagascar, Cameroon and Burundi.

All of these countries will be accommodated at the 5-star Speke Resort Munyonyo by the lake.

Per 20and In April 2022, teams are expected to start arriving as training times are scheduled for April 22, 2022 at venues yet to be confirmed.

Uganda last hosted this tournament in 2017 and won it.

After the first-round encounters, the teams will advance to the second round based on their respective first-round performances, and then to the later stages of the tournament.

Sponsors and Partners:

Nile Breweries Limited through the Nile Special brand are the main sponsors of the tournament.

Other partners are; Century Bottling Company, Speke Resort Munyonyo, SMCG Wines, KCCA and the Government of Uganda through the National Sports Council (NCS).

Schedule for Round 1 (23rd April 2022)

  • Kenya vs Senegal – 8:00 a.m.
  • Uganda vs Burundi – 8:22 a.m.
  • Zimbabwe vs. Burkina Faso – 8:44 a.m.
  • Madagascar vs. Botswana – 9:06 a.m.
  • Namibia vs Ghana – 9:28 a.m.
  • Zambia Vs Cameroon -9.50am
  • Tunisia Vs Mauritius – 10:12 a.m.
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