The second prime minister for the Busoga Kingdom, Osman Noor Ahmed has urged Busoga to embrace the rugby sport.

The premier made the appeal on Sunday in his speech at the final of the Kyabazinga 7s won by The Stanbic Black Pirates rugby after beating the Buffaloes 29-7 in the final.

The Pirates also emerged as the 2023 Nile Special 7s champions, their second national trophy after the 2017/2018 title.

“Rugby started in Busoga in this country and I want to call upon all the Busoga communities to join the sport,” Ahmed Noor said.

Noor was impressed seeing two Busoga sides Walukuba Barbarians and Jinja Hippos as one top teams playing rugby and assured the kingdom’s support of the sport as a way of supporting the youth.

Eleven teams including Buffaloes, Heathens, Walukuba, Hippos, Impis, Mongers and champions Stanbic Black Pirates.

Nile Special 7s Kabazinga 7s results

Men final

Pirates 29 Buffaloes 7

Women final

Black Pearls 5 Avengers 12

Kyabazinga 7s MVP:

Women:

Akwede Christine (Thunderbirds)

Men:

Vicent Okello (Buffaloes)

Top scorer

Lawrence Sebuliba (Heathens)

Nile Special 7s

Overall MVP

Men:

Lawrence Sebuliba (Heathens)

Women:

Sarah Kirabo (Avengers)

Overall top try scorer:

Women:

Emilly Lekuru (Black Pearls) 49 tries

men:

Ivan Bulima (Walukuba)

Teams how they finished

Pirates 134points

Heathens 114

Kobs 109

Hippos 103

Buffaloes 96

Mongers 85

Walukuba 82

Rhinos 79

Impis 69

Rams 49

Warriors 38

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