Rugby Cranes Earn Emphatic Win in Senegal

Africa Gold Cup
Senegal 16-17 Uganda

The Uganda Rugby Cranes put up a brilliant performance to overcome Senegal in a closely contested encounter on Saturday.

After securing a draw against the Kenya Simbas last weekend, Uganda were on the road once again, this time in Senegal.

They went ahead to earn a 17-16 victory over Senegal in Dakar on Saturday to brighten chances of winning this year’s gold cup.

Senegal got the first points of the game from a penalty but Uganda quickly responded through Phillip Wokorach’s penalty.

A good line break by the Rugby Cranes saw Charles Uhuru cross the white line for the first try of the game and Wokorach did no mistake with the extras as Uganda led 10-03.

Senegal however did not frown securing a penalty before Essai Moussa cut through the Ugandan back line to score Senegal’s first try of the game and the home side regained their lead at 13-10

Uganda kept running at Senegal and it wasn’t long before Michael Wokorach set up winger James Odong for the second try in the corner.


Philip Wokorach made the conversions as Uganda led 17-13 at halftime.

There was seemingly nothing to write home about after recess with Uganda failing to produce anything going forward while Senegal got just a penalty.

The win meant Uganda ascended to the summit of the log with six points. Uganda is now left with three games which will all be played on home soil in Kampala.

Zimbabwe, Namibia and Tunisia will all make trips to Kampala.

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