18 January 2013

Uganda: Rugby Clubs to Pay Sh67 Million to Access Legends Ground

RUGBY clubs will have to part with sh67.2m a year and also forego gate collections during League games if they are to access Legends Kampala Rugby Club this season for their activities.

This was the demand the club management set for clubs to use the facility for training and league games this season.

According to a member of the Uganda Rugby Union, each club is to pay Sh9.6m a year or sh800000/= monthly to access the facility that was closed last year by the club management.

Kampala Rugby Club is home to seven clubs including Rhinos, G4S Pirates, Summerkamp, Sailors, Boks, D'Mark Kobs and female side Black Panthers.

Pirates club officials asserts that whereas that sh9.6m may not be too much for them and Kobs other clubs like Rhinos, Boks, Sailors, and Black Panthers cannot afford that money.

Kampala Rugby Club was in 2011 sold to a private investor and this sparked of wrangles between the rugby fraternity, URU and the Executive of Kampala Rugby club.

The wrangles led to the suspension of the KRUFC executive members Steven Ojambo, John Musoke, Henry Musoke and Sam Ahamya.

The Nile Special premier Rugby League kicks-off on Friday next week, and this has forced Kobs to head to the Lugogo Cricket Oval and Pirates to Makerere for their league preparations.

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