Of the twelve players who represented Uganda at this year’s Africa Sevens Championship, only three will feature at the Safari Sevens in Nairobi, Kenya this weekend.
Only Aaron Ofoyrwoth, Isaac Massa and Harunah Muhammad have been named in the team.
Established names like Philip Wokorach, Micheal Okorach and Pius Ogena have been left out as Tolbert Onyango tries out fresh talent.
Onyango and emerging Uganda Sevens coach Edgar Lemerigar have named predominantly young squads.
Betway Kobs fullback Joseph Aredo will captain the senior team as he returns to the fold of the team.
Aredo was dropped from the team that played at the Sevens World Cup in San Francisco early this year as well as the Africa Cup in Monastir, Tunisia.
He will be assisted by centre Isaac Massa.
The Black Pirates player has been progressing and now seems to have landed his place on the team.
Having featured for the Uganda university team in Namibia early this year, Massa was named in the team that played the Christie Sevens before making the cut for the Africa Cup.
The team will also feature Kenya Harlequins winger Daudi Semwami.
The emerging Uganda sevens side will be led Stephen Alul and Raymond Emanzi.
Uganda Sevens team for Safari 7s
Joseph Aredo (C) – Betway Kobs
Isaac Massa (VC) – Black Pirates
Aaron Ofoywroth – Kenya Harlequins
Haruna Muhammad – Black Pirates
Bagalana Tawfiq – Jinja Hippos
Daudi Semwami – Kenya Harlequins
Desire Ayera – Black Pirates
Opio Joel – Plascon Mongers
Levis Ocen – Toyota Buffaloes
Kevin Kermundu – Hima Cement Heathens
Paul Epilo – Hima Cement Heathens
Innocent Gwoktho – Toyota Buffaloes
Emerging Uganda Sevens team
Alul Stephen (C) – Toyota Buffaloes
Emanzi Raymond (VC) – Black Pirates
Nkore William – Black Pirates
Kato Dalton – Hima Cement Heathens
Dennis Etwau – Jinja Hippos
Johnson Bayiga – Jinja Hippos
Wako David – Jinja Hippos
Otema Ivan – Toyota Buffaloes
Odugo Farag – Betway Kobs
Okeny Sexton – Betway Kobs
Ali Hayder – Toyota Buffaloes
Seguya Wilfred – Toyota Buffaloes
Coaches: Tolbert Onyango and Edgar Lemerigar
Team Manager: Micheal Wandera
Physio: Noah Kayongo