Rwanda, Uganda U-17 team clash in T20 matches

UGANDA Cricket Association (UCA) sent a strong squad which will face their Rwandan counterparts in five Twenty20 friendly matches, which got underway with the first match on Friday at Kicukiro Oval.
Kagarama SS batsman Brian Bugingo (back to camera), seen here batting during this year's Schools Cricket Week, is one of the key players for Rwanda. Saturday Sport / File.
Kagarama SS batsman Brian Bugingo (back to camera), seen here batting during this year's Schools Cricket Week, is one of the key players for Rwanda. Saturday Sport / File.

Saturday
Rwanda     vs     Uganda     8am
Rwanda     vs     Uganda     1pm

Sunday
Rwanda XI  vs  Uganda  7.30am
Rwanda XI  vs  Uganda     12pm

UGANDA Cricket Association (UCA) sent a strong squad which will face their Rwandan counterparts in five Twenty20 friendly matches, which got underway with the first match on Friday at Kicukiro Oval.

The hosts badly in the badly after the visitors, who batted first, put on 161 runs in 20 overs and in their chase, Rwanda could only manage 71 runs all out in 17.3 overs. 

Uganda is represented by Pepsi Boys Schools Cricket Week champions Mukono Parents combined with a few select players to boost their side.

The Uganda Cricket Association CEO Justin Ligyalingi told Ugandan media on Thursday that they are optimistic the tour of Rwanda will be a learning platform for their young boys. The team is led by Coach Habib Mugalula and skipper Derrick Bakunzi.

On the other hand, Rwanda will be using these matches to prepare the national U-17 team ahead of the regional youth tournament expected for December

On Sunday, Rwanda XI and Uganda XI will play two matches at Kicukiro Oval.

 

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