Uganda’s men’s rugby sevens national team has sustain a major blow on their road to Monaco as two players tests positive for the virus and two staff members. This all happen with barely two months to go before the global event.
The two players, Aaron Ofoywroth and Adrian Kasito have taken the test and it returned positive test for the Covid-19 virus causing them to miss their flight to Monaco on Sunday night. This may have stemmed after another player previously tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.
To add another blow to the teams debacle, their coach, Tolbert Onyango and their team Physio Samuel Asiimwe have also tested for the dreaded virus.
This leaves the rest of the team with a limp in their game plan for the weekend. Uganda is set to fight for the last ticket to the Tokyo Olympics in Monaco in July at the Rugby Sevens Repechage from Friday, June 18 at the Stade de Louis II Stadium.
However, the Uganda Rugby Union has made a quick response to the situation to ensure that the team will be ready for the renowned games.
As for the coach position, the stakeholders including the tournament organizers and the sponsors are working towards getting a substitute coach for the event. Olinga told the press that they will release further information on the matter as soon as they make confirmations.
The last Olympic Repechage will be featuring teams from around the world who are eyeing that last ticket to Tokyo. Uganda has been placed in a difficult pool as they will have to face France, Jamaica and Hong Kong in Pool B to qualify for the semis.