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Chipu beat Uganda to book semi-final slot

Defending champions Kenya are on course to yet another final after a commanding display against Uganda in the fourth quarter final match played at the Nyayo National stadium.

A resounding 54-20 over their neighbors ensured that Chipu booked a Wednesday afternoon date with Namibia who started the day with yet another huge victory over Ivory Coast.

After a tight first half, Chipu went on a rampage, scoring 43 points in the second half.

At the beginning of the second half, Chipu scored a try for a 16-10 lead with Tony Oketch later on scoring a penalty to extend the lead to 19-10. Another try and conversion saw Kenya U20 extend the lead to 26-10 but Uganda reduced the deficit two minutes later via a penalty.

A sublime piece of play by captain John Baraka released David Mwangi who made no mistake, Tony Oketch was at hand to convert and send the crowd at Nyayo stadium in frenzy. 

Another dominant display by the homeboys would see them score another try and conversion but it was another converted try that ensured that Chipu were well into the 50’s. 

Chipu have now set eyes on Namibia who had dismantled Ivory Coast 62-0 in the opener. The semi-finals will be played on Wednesday April 13 at the same venue. Namibia will take on hosts Kenya at 2pm before Zimbabwe and Madagascar lock horns at 4:30pm

Uganda declare their squad to Nairobi

Uganda have named a 32 man travelling squad for the Rugby Africa U20 Barthes Trophy taking place in Nairobi from 9th to 17th April at the Nyayo National Stadium. The squad, which features 25 players and 7 officials is expected in Nairobi on Thursday morning.

Props: Byaruhanga Alexander, Nkonte Joel Hosea, Louis Oboi, Emma Kiyaga,Alvin Rukundo

Hookers: Sebidandi Derrick, Edward Emiemu, Champara Herbert

Locks: Tumwebaze Winston, Wandera Brian, Mwadeghu Charles Ryan

Flankers: Thembo Jeremy B, Ochieng Blaise, Adebua Vani Joshua, Ampaire Kevin

Half Backs: Michael Kalyango, Sentongo Robert, Okello Daniel Malcolm

Centers: Kabogoza Hashim, Yasin Waswa, Ochan Emma

Back Three: Steven Kalema, Edrin Lemeriga, Kansiime Joseph Mwesigwa, Opileni Hossana

Management: Lumu Richard (Head Coach),Martial Tchumkam (Assistant Coach), Etuket Dennis (Team Manager), Patrick Omoding (Assistant Team Manager), Noah Kayongo (Physio), Musa Rajab (Team Doctor), Jude Rwakayanga ( Conditioning Coach)

Photo Credit: Uganda Rugby Union