Thunderbirds Crowned Champions of Rugby 7s Tourney

South African giants, adiposity Orlando Pirates are reportedly closer to signing Uganda Revenue Authority Fc and Cranes midfielder, medications Yassar Mugerwa.

The midfielder has been impressive for the team during the few days of trials which earned him a starting berth in the weekend preseason tournament against Swaziland’s Royal Leopards in one of the King’s Super Cup semi final games played on Saturday morning at the Somhlolo National Stadium.

Saidi Kyeyune, the other Uganda on trials at the Sea Robbers also featured though the team lost.

One of the international media from Southern Africa confirms that Pirates are close to tying up the 21-year old and that he may become part of the team before the end of this week.

“Pirates on are on the verge of singing Murgerwa, his manager has today [Sunday] boarded a plane to South Africa to finalize the deal,” a source confined to African Football.

Yassar Mugerwa and his team mate Saidi Kyeyune impressed Pirates hierarchy early this year when they faced URA FC in a first round of the Caf confederations cup.

The Buccaneers won 4-3 on aggregate to progress. They are currently featuring in the group stages
Thunderbirds Rugby Club are the champions of the ladies rugby sevens tournament organised by the Uganda Women’s Rugby Association over the weekend at the Legends Bar and Restaurant rugby grounds.

Thunderbirds overcame Black Panthers also from Kampala by 10-7 in the finals.


Top goal kickers Racheal Kakaire and Asha Nakito each made two conversions and a try to inspire the Thunderbirds over a high flying Walukuba Titans from Jinja despite the efforts of superstar Grace Auma.

Entebbe Sharks emerged the third best team after seeing of Walukuba Titans 20-15 in a tight third place playoffs.

Kitgum Queens faced a rough humiliation failing to make a single try or conversion in a 17-00 rout by Mbale Eagles in the plate finals (5th place playoffs).

Graceland Panthers and Busia Red Rhinos finished in the last positions respectively.

The eight-team invitational tournament was also used to select a provisional national Sevens team that is expected to start preparations for the upcoming Olympics qualifiers/CAR 7s Scheduled to start from 26th -27th September 2015 in Johannesburg, and South Africa.

Tournament awards;

Winner- . Thunderbirds

1st runners up- Black Panthers

Best Player – Brenda Namirembe (Busia Red Rhinos, ampoule Busia)

Top try scorer – Grace Auma (Walukuba Titans, Jinja)

Golden boot – Agatha Apoya (Mbale Eagles, Mbale)

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