Zambia to face Uganda in Victoria Cup tie

AS the Victoria Cup progresses, Zambia is set to face Uganda in a game to be played at the Legends Grounds in Kampala.

The national rugby team which regrouped last Thursday in Lusaka has been training from Lusaka Rugby Club in the Showgrounds Main Arena.

Zambia Rugby Union communications manager Tom Chaloba said all the summoned 30 players have since reported for residential camp and morale is high.

Zambia is yet to record a win after losing her two games played so far (39-10 to Zimbabwe and 43-23 to Kenya).

Chaloba said the team departs for Kampala today before playing their hosts on Saturday in the East Africa Country.

Back home, rugby fans will be watching the Roan 7s tournament to be hosted by Roan Rugby Club in Luanshya.

Chaloba said this is the second tournament in the Zambia Rugby 7s series, the first being the Muf 7s hosted and won by Mufulira Leopards/Leopardess Rugby.

Battle lines have been drawn as teams intensify preps for the Roan 7s which has attracted participation from all the teams in the league.

“With all cards on deck, it is up for grabs to the team willing to put in the hard work, team work, and determination. Also up for grabs (as the series progresses) are team of the year, player of the year, coach of the year and top scorer of the year among others,” Chaloba said.

On the other hand, the Under 14 to under 18 girls and boys will also be in action in Lusaka at the OYDC Rugby Games.

With more than 20 invited teams expected to participate, it is clear that rugby lovers will be spoiled for choice as the weekend beckons.

“One thing is for sure, Zambia Rugby is on upwards trajectory and therefore needs corporate organisations and individuals to join hands with the Zambia Rugby Union to ensure the momentum is maintained,” Chaloba./LM

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