Uganda Rugby Cranes are the defending champions of the Africa Men's Sevens after winning the title last year at Kyadondo.
The Ugandan National Men’s Rugby sevens team will play Kenya in a trial match at are yet to be confirmed date in preparation for the Africa 7’s title defence and 2024 Olympic qualifiers.
Uganda is placed in Pool C besides hosts Zimbabwe, Algeria and Burkina Faso in the 12-team tournament that takes place from September 16th-17th in Harare, Zimbabwe.
The team of 20 players is already in Nakuru, Kenya for a one-week solidarity performance camp.
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The Cranes thrashed Zimbabwe 28-0 at Kyadondo last year in April to win their third African title.
“While in Nakuru, they will play trial matches against Kenya Sevens as part of preparations for the defense of the Rugby Africa 7s title,” Uganda Rugby Union confirmed in a statement on Wednesday.
The 2023 Rugby Africa 7s will double as Africa's qualification tournament for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
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Kenya Sevens will hope to win all pool matches to top their group and land a favourable opponent in the cup quarter-final.
Team in Camp - Karim Arinaitwe, Davis Shimwa, Timothy Mugisha Arocko, Denis Etwau, Aaron Tukei, Roy Bartholomew Kizito, Pius Ogena, Alex Aturinda, Philip Wokorach, Hosana Opileni, Isaac Massangazira, Allan Olango Olweny, Byron Oketayot, Nobert Sexton Okeny, Adrian Kasito, Mubarak Wandera, Mark Isaac Osuna, Aziz Bagalana, Faragi Odugo and Aaron Ofoyrwoth.
Management - Tolbert Onyango Omolo, Allan Otim, Samuel Asiimwe Rwakijuma and Michael Wandera