Namibia Rugby Team Jets-In Today

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The Namibia national team jets-in today ahead of the Rugby Africa Cup Division 1A qualifier tie against hosts Uganda at the Kyadondo ground.

The Namibia national team will jet-in this afternoon ahead of the Rugby Africa Cup Division 1A qualifier tie against hosts Uganda at the Kyadondo ground.


Ramzy Olinga, the Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Rugby Union (URU) confirmed to URN on Wednesday that the visiting team will arrive on Thursday evening and will use the ground for training on Friday.


John Duncan, Uganda's head coach told URN that although they had some injury issues, some players are now back and ready for the battle.


"It will be very important to win the opening game in the group," added Duncan who however admitted that Namibia is a strong rugby playing side.


The experienced South African born coach said the 10-days of training in South Africa and the two international build-up games helped his team gel well. "We shall not underrate the visiting team, but will make sure we take our chances," added Duncan.


During the camp in South Africa the Uganda Rugby team lost 38-13 to Toyota Cheetahs U-21side before stopping Bloemfontein Police 24-22 in the second international friendly.


After returning from South Africa, the Ugandan team has been preparing seriously. After the game against Namibia, the Ugandan team will traveling to Zimbabwe for a game on July 23rd. The Rugby Cranes will later travel to Nairobi for the second leg of the Elgon Cup against Kenya in July.


The Rugby Cranes will also play against newly certified member of world rugby, Rwanda for the Virunga Cup to be played on a home and away basis in August.