Gold Cup: Ikambili, Seje out of Zimbabwe clash

Forward Philip Ikambili and Center Leo Seje have been ruled out of Saturday’s Gold Cup clash against Zimbabwe.

Leo Seje Owade charges forward at his Ugandan opponents in Kampala on Saturday 26 May 2018/Photo/Tony Munge/Lenseye Images

The duo started last weekend’s 28-24 win away to Morocco in Casablanca with Ikambili walking off concussed at the close of the first with with Seje sustained a toe injury towards the close of this fixture.

Philip Ikambili at a past training session/Photo/Tony Munge/Lenseye Images

Meanwhile, Head Coach Ian Snook is set to announce the side for Saturday’s test against Zimbabwe on Thursday morning. The Zimbos started their campaign with a 23-23 draw at home to Morocco on 16th June.

This year’s tournament has six teams namely champions Namibia, last year’s runners up Kenya, Uganda, Tunisia, Zimbabwe and Morocco. The overall winner will not only be crowned champions of Africa but will also secure Africa’s sole berth to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan while the runner up will play in an intercontinental repechage competition against sides from America, Europe and Asia for the final berth to next year’s RWC.

News Reporter