Uganda eere crowned alChampions of the 2023 women’s Safari 7s on Sunday evening at the Rugby Football Union of East Africa grounds, Ngong Road in Nairobi, Kenya.
Three unconverted tries from vice captain Agnes Nakuya, Lydia Namabiro and Ritta Nadunga gave Uganda’s Lady Cranes a 12 – 15 win in the finals against hosts, Kenya’s Lionesses.
This sounds as sweet revenge for the 15s team that was destroyed by Kenyan Lionesses 87-03 last weekend in Kisumu during the Elgon Cup.
On Day one, Lady Cranes won against Tuks and Tropic 7s but lost against the Lionesses of Kenya.
It was a similar fate for the men who won two games against SA all stars and Red Wailers, closing with a 5-17 loss to Kenya.
On Sunday Lady Cranes lost to Kenya’s Cubs in their last group game, in the reverse fixture which was the semis, the Lady Cranes edged Cubs by 26 – 12 to set themselves up for a final against the Lionesses.
It was also a day of individual glory for both Captains, Lady Cranes’ Peace Lekuru won Top try scorer and Most Valuale player of the tournament.
The men won their last group game against Tropic 7s but a 21-19 semi final loss to Samurai ended Uganda’s title hopes, a 31-7 triumph against Germany ensured a podium finish in the 3rd place play off match.
Aaron Ofoywroth finished as the top points scorer