Old faithful Faisal Gamma will skipper the Victoria side that plays defending champions UAP Rhinos at the RFUEA Grounds on Bamburi Rugby Super Series match day one on Saturday 5 May 2012. Gamma, a veteran of many battles for the Ugandan’ national side, is expected to be in the thick of action as he directs traffic between his forwards and backs who include the likes of Jonathan Onen and Mike Wokorach, part of the Rugby Crane’s 2012 Elgon Cup winning squad.
Champions Rhinos will be led out on to the RFUEA turf by Kenyan international Sammy Warui, who recently made his Kenya debut during the recent two legs of the Elgon Cup against Ugandan opposition. Other key players for the Rhinos will include lock Wilson Kopondo, Brian Nyikuli and youngster Eden Agero to name but a few.
This match kicks off at 4.00pm and will be aired live on Supersport 9East, channel 219 on DSTV.
UAP Rhino: 15. Chris Oduor, 14. Calvin Otieno, 13. Eric Mochache, 12. Nick Baraza, 11.Dennis Muhanji, 10. Eden Agero, 9. Edwin Achayo, 8. Leslie Libasia, 7.Brian Nyikuli 6. Mike Okombe, 5. Edwin Makori, 4. Wilson Kopondo, 3. Dennis Karani, 2. Sammy Warui (captain), 1. Joseph Kangethe Reserves: 16. Dennis Abenga, 17. Duncan Mwangi, 18. Nick Lang’o, 19. Philip Owuor, James Kangethe, 21. Gibson Weru, 22. Ian Chewaini COACH Eric Situma
Victoria: 15. Bennon Kiiza, 14. Philip Wokorach, 13. Michael Wokorach, 12. Gerald Senwankwambo, 11.Jonathan Onen, 10.Jasper Ocan , 9. Faisal Gamma (Capt), 8. Adnan Mutembi, 7.Arthur Mukama, 6. Ronald Bahendeka , 5. Emmanuel Elupo, 4. Athiyo Muhamad, 3.Preston Tibashoboka , 2. Paul Barigye, 1. Asuman Mugerwa Reserves: 16. Arthur Ngolobe, 17. Dennis Mugambi, 18. Nabuuri Jamil 19. Edgar Odyek, 20. Brian Kikawa, 21. Ronnie Musoke, 22. Philip Pariyo COACH Herbert Wafula