Fourteen countries, including hosts Uganda, will start on April 23-24,2022 in Kampala Uganda battle it out for the continent’s most prestigious title in the Short Version of the sport, the Rugby 7s.
Defending champions Kenya, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Madagascar, Mauritius, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are all coming to Kyadondo Rugby Club in Kampala in what is expected to be the toughest tournament on the continent.
The tournament will act as Qualifiers for 2022 World Cup Rugby 7s due September 2022 in South Africa and the Birmingham Commonwealth Games due July 28-August 7 in the United Kingdom.
The top three teams shall head to the World cup while the two, outside Kenya, will be in the Commonwealth Games.
The tournament returns to Uganda for the first time since 2017 when Uganda’s Rugby 7s team beat Zimbabwe 10-7 in the final to defend their crown on home soil.
Godwin Kayangwe the Uganda Rugby Union principal noted to USPA Media after the launch of the two-day tournament.
“We are not just looking organising the best tournament, but winning it too. Our team is good and has hard good preparations for the last two months including a camp in South Africa for a week,” Kayangwe said.
The tournament is powered by Nile Special, Century Bottling Company, KCCA, Speke Resort Munyonyo and the National Council of Sports.