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Uganda Rugby teams get cash reward from Nile Special after winning gold in Ghana

The Uganda Rugby men and women teams yesterday received a triumphant welcome and recognition from sponsors, Nile Breweries following their stellar performance at the just concluded African Games in Accra, Ghana.

The Uganda Women's rugby team upon getting the reward

The two teams last week clinched gold medals in Rugby 7s at the 13th edition of the continental event.

Both teams, last night received a cash reward of Shs 50 million each from Nile Special during a welcoming dinner event held in Kyanja.

While handing over the cheques to the teams, Darwin Majok, Marketing Manager at Nile Breweries commended the teams for showing a fighting spirit and raising the Ugandan flag high.

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On top of the two Gold medals, that the teams finished the tournament unbeaten was surreal. It was a feat of gigantic proportions,” he said.

Therefore, in appreciation of these feats, Nile Special the No.1 fan of Uganda Rugby and partner of the Uganda Rugby Union has extended a token of appreciation to the boys and girls.

The Government Chief Whip, Hamson Obua in his remarks, hailed the teams and the leadership of the Uganda Rugby Union for setting a high standard in Ugandan sports.

Obua, who previously served as the State Minister for Sports, encouraged the Rugby Sevens to use their victory as a stepping stone for higher achievements.

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Right now, you don't know how many clubs in and out of Africa are interested in you, so you need to hold your heads high,” he said.

When they approach you, do your due diligence and if it is a good club, join. We want you to be one of the best rugby players in the world.

Hon Obua also commended Nile Breweries for being a part of the journey of the Rugby Sevens over the years.

Godwin Kayangwe, the president of the Uganda Rugby Union described the teams' success as very exciting for the sports sector.

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You have made us very proud… all that training has paid off as you finally got crowned the champions of Africa,” he said.

On his part, Ivan Mugowa the Senior Administrative Secretary at the National Council of Sports noted how the gold medals were surprising given how the teams were exhausted having taken a gruellingly long flight through Dubai and Uruguay before connecting to Accra.

At the All-African Games, Uganda brought home a total of 20 medals. Of these, four were gold, six silver and 10 bronze.

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