Four Kenyan officials for Gold Cup

By sportsnewsarena correspondent
Jul 01, 2017
  • Rugby Africa's Gold Cup enters the second match day with Uganda away in Senegal and Namibia in Tunisia. Kenya takes a break this weekend. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

Four Kenyan referees will be on duty during the seven-week Rugby Africa Gold Cup which kicked off on Saturday in Dakar, Senegal and Nairobi, Kenya.

Of the assistant referees, there are three women, one each from Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda.

They are Precious Pazani, Peris Mukoko and Sauda Adiru. The other three Kenyan referees are Victor Oduor, Moses Ndungu and Emmanuel Marete.

Additionally, Kenya has two citing and one judicial officers. They are Justus Odiwuor Ngoche, James Juma and Richard Omwela.

Godwin Karuga is the sole match commissioner who already officiated at the match between Kenya and Uganda last Saturday.

Victor Oduor and Uganda’s Sauda Adiru will be the assistant referees when Namibia hosts Senegal on July 8 in Windhoek.

On the same day, Zimbabweans Precious Pazani and Julian Mundawarara will be in Nairobi as assistant referees when Kenya hosts Tunisia.

On July 15, Oduor and Peris Mukoko cross the border to be assistant referees in the match between Uganda and Tunisia.

Moses Ndungu and Emmanuel Marete will be in Uganda for the match between Namibia and Uganda on July 22.

Oduor and Mukoko will again be in Uganda for the match between Uganda and Zimbabwe on August 5.

On Match Day One, Kenya and Uganda drew 33-33 in Nairobi while Zimbabwe beat Senegal 28-16 away.

The second matches on July 1, 2017 has Senegal hosting Uganda while Namibia travel to Monastir, Tunisia. 

Saturday line ups

Kenya 33 Uganda 33

Kenya: 15. Tony Onyango, 14. Darwin Mukidza (captain), 13. David Ambunya, 12. Patrice Agunda, 11. Jacob Ojee, 10. Isaac Adimo, 9. Samson Onsomu, 1. Moses Amusala, 2. Peter Karia, 3. Dennis Karani, 4. Simon Muniafu, 5. Oliver Mang’eni, 6. Eric Kerre, 7. Davis Chenge, 8. Joshua Chisanga. Replacements: 16. Philip Ikambili, 17. James Kubasu, 18. Curtis Lilako, 19. George Nyambua, 20. Steve Otieno, 21. Ken Andola, 22. Brad Owako, 23. Leo Seje.

Uganda: 15. Philip Wokorach, 14. Lawrence Ssebuliba, 13. Michael Okorach, 12. Musa Muwonge, 11. Justine Kimono, 10. Ivan Magomu, 9. Ivan Makmot, 1. Asuman Mugerwa, 2. Alex Mubiru, 3. Brian Odongo, 4. Charles Uhuru, 5. Collins Kimbowa, 6. Gerald Ssewankambo, 7. Brian Asaba, 8. Marvin Odongo. Replacements: 16. Syrus Watum, 17. Byron Oketayot, 18. Adnan Mutebi. 20. Ronald Musajja, 21. Pius Ogena, 22. Jamesa Odongo, 23. Ivan Kirabo.

Senegal 16 Zimbabwe 28 

Senegal: 15. Jonathan Courtinard, 14. Mamadou Ndiaye, 13. Cheikhou Danfakha, 12. Mathieu Boscard, 11. Moussa Barry, 10. Aldric Folliot, 9. Romain Fieret, 1. Antoine Laporte, 2. Sadio Traore, 3. Jeremie Fickou, 4. Omar Sy, 5. Babacounta Faye, 6. Felix Mendy (captain), 7. Lamine Sylla, 8. Albekarim Fofana. Replacements. 16. Moustapha Ndiaye, 17. Mamadou Diagne Seck, 18. Abou Sall, 19. Fabrice Lewis Karaba, 20. Mokhtar Sougoufara, 21. Georges Pompidou Mendy, 22. Khalifa Ababacar Niang, 23. Boubakar Diabira.

Zimbabwe: 15. Tichafara Makwanya, 14. Hilton Mudariki, 13. Osborne Muhambi, 12. Biselele Tshilumba Tshamala, 11. Connor Pritchard, 10. Takudzwa Mberikwazvo Mandiwanza, 9. Fortunate Chipendu, 1. Denford Tirivanhu Mutamangira (captain), 2. Lawrence John Cleminson, 3. Irvine Mavumbul Nawej Nduwa, 4. Derek Takudzwa Bvunzawabaya, 5. Tolerence Zishe, 6. Graham Cochrane, 7. Brian Nyaude, 8. Witness Mandizha. Replacement: 16. Lenience Tambwera, 17. Scott Edward Jones, 18. Tinashe Gwisai, 19. Ngoni Chibywe, 20. Stephan Hunduza, 21. Kelvin Takudzwa Kumadiro, 22. Tarisai Mugairi, 23. Blessing tadius Dzandiwandira.

Fixtures

June 24: Kenya 33 Uganda 33, Senegal 16 Zimbabwe 28.

July 1: Senegal v Uganda (Dakar), Tunisia v Namibia (Monastir).

July 8: Kenya v Tunisia (Nairobi), Namibia v Senegal (Windhoek).

July 15: Kenya v Senegal (Nairobi), Uganda v Tunisia (Kampala), Namibia v Zimbabwe (Windhoek).

July 22: Uganda v Namibia (Kampala), Zimbabwe v Kenya (Bulawayo).

July 29: Zimbabwe v Tunisia (Harare), Namibia v Kenya (Windhoek).

August 5: Uganda v Zimbabwe (Kampala), Tunisia v Senegal (Monastir).