Ian Munyani to captain Uganda at this year’s Safari Sevens – Sports Africa

Ian Munyani will captain the Uganda Sevens team at this year’s Safari Sevens tournament in Nairobi.

Head Coach Tolbert Onyango has named his 12-man squad where Munyani will assisted by Aaron Ofoywroth as vice captain.

Uganda last took part in the Safari sevens in 2019 where they finished 10th of 16 teams.

The tournament is scheduled for October 30 and 31 2021 at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi.

”We’ve selected a young squad to enable us build capacity. This tournament will give us a good test of high intensity international rugby. It will be a notch higher than our tournaments here and what a better way to put our players skills to the test. First test is to go through the pool games and into the main cup knockout games,” said Onyango.

World Sevens Series core side Spain, 2018 winners Samurai, South Africa All-stars Academy, Germany, Uganda, Red Wailers, and Nigeria’s Stallion sevens are all set to feature in tournament.

Confirmed sides:

Men: Spain, Germany, South Africa All Stars 7s Academy, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Samurai, Red Wailers, Stallion Sevens Nigeria, KCB, Kenya U20, Kenya Shujaa and Kenya Morans
Women: Zimbabwe, South Africa Select, Kenya Lionesses I, Kenya Lionesses II and Uganda

Uganda A Squad (Men)

Byron Oketayot, Ivan Otema, Kelvin Balagadde, Levis Ocen, Ian Munyani, Adrian Kasito,Aaron Ofoywroth, Karim Arinaitwe, Innocent Gwokto, Timothy Kisiga, Nobert Okeny, Denis Etwau

Team Management

Coach: Tolbert Onyango

Team Manager- Michael Wandera

Physiotherapist- Samuel Asiimwe

Media Manager- Denise Namale

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