Buteme Speaks High Of CAR 7s Tunisia Experience

order side effects geneva;”>Uganda lost 17-0 to pre-event favourites and eventual champions South Africa in the semifinals but recovered to beat neighbours Kenya 12-0 for third place on Saturday. Hellen Gizamba, Winnie Atyang and Helen Buteme were sent to the sin-bin against South Africa, Tunisia and Zimbabwe respectively for various offenses.

“The whole essence of the 7s tournament was to maintain our core status as atop rugby country and with Mike Wandera as team manager 🙂, an awesome coach by the way after Kinene didn’t travel, Mike was head coach, assistant coach and team manager,” she wrote on face book after leaving Tunisia on Sunday.

Buteme who is based in Sweden but is currently signed by English Premiership side Thurrock T-Birds is a PhD student at Makerere University and Karolinska Institute (Sweden)

“Best 7s tour I’ve had since 2007,” she added


With Head coach Anthony Kinene unable to travel after he failed to renew his passport in time, the Lady Cranes left for North Africa to attend a High Performance Camp with 11 players, one less than required starting with a 24-0 thumping of Zimbabwe in the pool B opener but only managed second place conceding a try in the final minute against Tunisia to lose 12-5 in their second pool game.

Uganda finished third overall.

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