By Barbra Namanyi
With the Finance, facilities, discipline and human resources available at disposal for Uganda forces, the rugby fraternity is still waiting to see the Uganda Police Force, Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) and Uganda Prisons join the sport.
This will boost the strength of the National team and also the fan base as forces have played a key role in the growth of the sport in countries including USA, UK and South Africa.
The Memorandum of Understanding between Uganda Police and Uganda Olympic committee some years back was expected to bridge this gap.
Meanwhile in Kenya, the Administrative Police has joined Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) as an affiliate during the annual general meeting held on Wednesday July29 in Nairobi.
The law enforcers who play in the Nation-Wide League which is the third tier are now the 49th full affiliate of KRU.
Commenting on their inclusion, KRU Chairman Oduor Gangla said, “We’ve watched AP Warriors go from strength to strength over the last three years they have been playing, we are happy to welcome them into the rugby family.”
The Administration Police Warriors (AP Warriors) as they are known narrowly missed out on promotion to the second tier of KRU Championship after losing 20-9 to Shamas Rugby Foundation in the Nairobi Region semifinals earlier this year.