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ENTEBBE, Uganda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has received credentials of six newly accredited envoys to Uganda. The separate ceremonies that took place yesterday at State House, Entebbe saw the Philippine, Spanish, Colombian and Serbian Ambassadors as well as the Namibian and Australian High Commissioners present their letters of credence to the President. Mr. Museveni warmly welcomed to Uganda Ambassador Uriel Norman Garibey of the Philippines and assured him that the Government of Uganda will extend to him all the necessary assistance to fulfil his tour of duties. The President commended the cooperative relationship that happily exists between Namibia and Uganda as he received the credentials of the new Namibian High Commissioner Theresia Samaria ...
CAPE TOWN, South Africa During the Saturday 30th June match, Namibia’s Welwitschias beat their opponents Morocco’s Atlas Lions 63-07, to earn 15 points in the competition. After seven minutes, Johannes Coetzee opened the scoreboard with a try, forcing his way inside Morocco’s defence. Cliven Lousber converted successfully. Three minutes later, Vice-captain Pieter-Jan Van Lill doubled the lead with an impressive breakthrough before grounding the ball between the posts. He was then imitated by one of Namibia’s best men on the pitch, Janco Venter. The game was one-sided and the teams went back to their changing rooms with the visitors leading 35-0. After the half-time break, Morocco looked more decided to take them on. With a more compact defence, Hocine Arabat’s teammate
ACCRA, GhanaThe Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU - Ghana Rugby) has announced the fixtures of the 2018 Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC) Sevens Tournament. The tournament will be played in a format similar to the World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series with 12 men’s and six women’s sevens teams competing in three men’s and two women’s pools on Saturdays from the end of June to end of August 2018. According to Mr Herbert Mensah, President of Ghana Rugby, the GRCC Sevens will provide both players and spectators with lots of excitement and indeed fun. “Sevens Rugby has become a popular format of the Game of Rugby due to its fast pace and shorter game time and the GRCC Sevens will be a spectacle not to be missed. We invite everybody to open up thei
CAPE TOWN, South Africa The Namibia Senior Rugby team, the Welwitschias has defeated Tunisia 118-00 during the Saturday tournament for the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, which is also a qualifier for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. This was the second win for the Welwitschias following their 55-6 victory over the Uganda Cranes at the same venue a week ago. The match was one sided with the visitor failing to threaten the well-organized Namibian team. Namibia meant business from the start scoring their first try in the second minute through Lesly Klim, which was converted by fly half Cliven Loubser. Captain Johan Deysel added another converted try to make in 12-0 within 10minutes. Klim then added another and Loubser made no mistake with the boot to put the host 21-0 up w...
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KAMPALA, UgandaUganda Rugby Cranes head coach John Duncan remains optimistic despite his sides embarrassing defeat to Namibia in Windhoek in the opening game of the Africa Gold Cup. The Rugby Cranes suffered a 55-6 defeat at Hage Geingob Stadium on Saturday and head coach John Duncan pinned the defeat to unforced errors. “I think Namibia played particularly well and got off to a good start. We seemed to be chasing the game and made a lot of unforced errors,” he said Duncan has a two-week break to re-organize his charges ahead of their second tie of the campaign away to Kenya in Nairobi on Saturday, July 7th. He believes his team will bounce back. Sport is about bouncing back and showing character and these guys do have the character He added that sports is about bou
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Pan-African broadcast network Kwese TV is bringing the Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018 live and exclusive on Kwesé Free Sports, Kwesé Sports 1, the newly launched Kwesé Iflix and Facebook Live from 16th June to 18th August. As the exclusive rights-holder for both TV and all digital platforms, Kwesé TV will be using local facility houses to deliver excellent and seamless coverage of the tournament. 2017 Gold Cup teams Uganda, Namibia, Tunisia, Kenya and Zimbabwe will be joined by Silver Cup winner Morocco to fight for their chance at lifting the 2018 title trophy and an opportunity to accompany South Africa to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. “We are using local facilities to bring African Rugby fans the best broadcast of their favourite game.