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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby ugrugbychiclet » Mon, 09 Jul 2018, 14:03

Canalina wrote:Bad visus injuries for an Uganda player

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9th July 2018.
UPDATE ON NATIONAL XV TEAM PLAYER- MARVIN ODONGO
The Rugby Cranes back row player Marvin Odongo sustained injuries on Saturday 7th July 2018 in Nairobi while
playing for the Uganda team against the Kenya National team. He sustained fractures to the nose and the jaw
as well as a hit to the head.
Together with immense support from Kenya Rugby Union, Marvin was immediately taken to Nairobi Hospital
and all the necessary scans done and he was stabilised. The scans revealed that there was no damage to the
brain which was a huge relief. However he had a fractured glabellar bone and a fracture of the nasal complex
plus maxilla.
The Uganda Rugby Union had earlier this year negotiated and paid our medical cover with UMC Victoria
hospital which is a very excellent facility. This facility has been handling all the injury related cases for all the
national team players and very recently performed surgery on Lawrence Ssebuliba who got a fracture during
the Gold Cup game played in Windhoek.
Unfortunately for Marvin, it is risky for him to travel back to seek medical care at UMC because of the nose
bleeds and uncertainty with the cabin pressure in the plane. As such his facial reconstruction surgery needs to
be done in Nairobi.
The Sports Ministry has been engaged and a decision has been reached to have the surgery done in Nairobi
Hospital immediately. The Ministry and the URU have reached an understanding to pay for this procedure in
Nairobi although these funds may not be accessible now since it is some process before this is completed.
We hope that this procedure will be done immediately and that Marvin can then return to Uganda and
continue his rehabilitation at UMC Victoria where we have sufficient cover.
We encourage all friends of the support to contribute as they so can. Contributions can be made to
+256777912029 (Godwin Kayangwe) in Uganda and +254728600181(Benjamin Mugisha) in Kenya.
We immensely thank Kenya Rugby Union, the Ugandan Community in Kenya, the Uganda Rugby Community,
the Sports Ministry of Uganda and above all the Family of Marvin who are all standing with him in this tough
time.
Godwin A. Kayangwe
Hon. Secretary
Uganda Rugby Union.

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PS: I've some euros on PayPal account. Do you think I can donate them, via PayPal, to one of those phone numbers? If so, may you explain me the procedure?



Yes, you can. Using World Remit. https://www.worldremit.com/ The Ugandan network is MTN while the Kenyan network is Safaricom. Let me know if you need help getting it done and I can try and walk you through it.

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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby Canalina » Mon, 09 Jul 2018, 14:29

ugrugbychiclet wrote:Yes, you can. Using World Remit. https://www.worldremit.com/ The Ugandan network is MTN while the Kenyan network is Safaricom. Let me know if you need help getting it done and I can try and walk you through it.

Sent you a PM

Anyway the situation seems less bad than how the press communicate seemed meaning, at least judging by this photo. The player is at the hospital but smiling and with no evident bandages
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhqKX-lUYAAqoE2.jpg

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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby Canalina » Thu, 12 Jul 2018, 06:11

A cartoon from a namibian newspaper. I can't read the afrikaans but the worm seems joking about the gap between Namibia and the pursuers

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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Thu, 12 Jul 2018, 09:15

Canalina wrote:A cartoon from a namibian newspaper. I can't read the afrikaans but the worm seems joking about the gap between Namibia and the pursuers

Something to the effect of "Well done, you are out in front of ..."

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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby Canalina » Thu, 12 Jul 2018, 10:11

Thank you SPoP

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Gold Cup top scorers after the first half of the tournament, according to my calculations

LOUBSER Nam 48 pts (2 tries)
MUKIDZA Ken 29
TAMBWERA Zim 26 (1)
GREYLING  Nam 25 (5)
BOTHA  Nam 22 (4)
KLIM Nam 20 (4)
CHENGE Ken 20 (4)

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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Sat, 14 Jul 2018, 09:35

https://translate.google.com.hk/?hl=en# ... Kenia%20...

Nice so, Namibia, you are loose, than Kenya ...

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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby Canalina » Mon, 30 Jul 2018, 08:55

This saturday
Uganda v Tunisia (15 local, 12.00 UCT)
Zimbabwe v Namibia (16 local, 14.00 UCT)

Both the home teams have to win or they will be mathematically out of the RWC

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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby Neptune » Tue, 31 Jul 2018, 01:58

The main problem ailing rugby in Africa has just been summarized here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbD1cPMbV-0

From Namibia to Morrocco

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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby Canalina » Thu, 02 Aug 2018, 13:48

The best 5 tries so far according to the Africa Cup board. No one of them seems really marvelous to me; in the #4 the tunisian reserves seem a bit too quick to celebrate their fellow, they're almost over him while he has still to tap the ball : )


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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Thu, 02 Aug 2018, 16:01

A lot of disturbances and disorder in Harare currently during the election and the city is almost in a state of curfew, let's hope Bulawayo is peaceful.

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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby Canalina » Fri, 03 Aug 2018, 15:04

Tomorrow's games will be also on youtube, as usual.
Links are already available in the middle of this page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAMnwm ... kKIKqOGn-Q

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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby Canalina » Sat, 04 Aug 2018, 11:58

Live now


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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby Canalina » Sat, 04 Aug 2018, 13:00

Uganda lead 25-5 at mid time, after having trailed 0-5 for the whole first twenty minutes. There tries to one so far

Final: 67-12
Several open field nice tries

Gold Cup standing with all the teams having played three matches
Namibia 15, Kenya 12, Uganda 5, Tunisia 4, Marocco 3, Zimbabwe 3
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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby dwpeate » Sat, 04 Aug 2018, 13:36

Full time
67-12, 9 tries to 2

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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby Buffalo » Sat, 04 Aug 2018, 13:37

Sounded like a fun crowd that was really enjoying itself which is nice to hear. I only caught the last 10 minutes but Uganda just looked fitter, stronger and faster than Tunisia. Though I love that the Tunisian Tighthead looked exactly like a stereotypical prop.

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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby dwpeate » Sat, 04 Aug 2018, 15:12

28-58

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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby Canalina » Sat, 04 Aug 2018, 18:45

Today Philip Wokorach scored 3 tries, 2 penalties, 8 conversions and gifted an other try, under the posts, to his prop captain.
Couldn't he be able to play in Europe, like french ProD2 or english Championship?

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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby Armchair Fan » Sat, 04 Aug 2018, 18:55

I imagine his will is to keep playing Sevens.

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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby victorsra » Sat, 04 Aug 2018, 19:01

but are Uganda sevens players professionals?
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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby Neptune » Sun, 05 Aug 2018, 00:51

victorsra wrote:but are Uganda sevens players professionals?


Nope, all players in Uganda are amateur, who just play the hobby as a sport, In fact most of them
troop to Kenya to get better offers from Kenyan clubs. For example, Philip Wokorach plays for Kenyan club Kabras Sugar.

https://www.google.com/search?q=philip+ ... XQpFTpk_IM:

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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby ugrugbychiclet » Mon, 06 Aug 2018, 08:54

Armchair Fan wrote:I imagine his will is to keep playing Sevens.


No. If he could get an offer of a 15s pro contract in Europe or South Africa (or anywhere else where he would improve his rugby) he would take it.

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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby Neptune » Mon, 06 Aug 2018, 14:19

ugrugbychiclet wrote:
Armchair Fan wrote:I imagine his will is to keep playing Sevens.


No. If he could get an offer of a 15s pro contract in Europe or South Africa (or anywhere else where he would improve his rugby) he would take it.


No doubt, anyone would. 7s is just a stepping stone to the xvs man game.

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Re: 2018 African Gold Cup

Postby Canalina » Mon, 06 Aug 2018, 19:38

Some great running tries in the last weekend of Gold Cup (and maybe some soft tackles too)
The video of the best 5 tries is still not on youtube, so I post the twitter link

https://twitter.com/i/status/1026505683145912320

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