In the last activity preceding the Rugby Cranes Residential Camp, a host of players showed their fitness ahead of their busy international fixtures by out running Uganda’s leading PR and communication professionals.
In the 10th edition of the Public Relations Association of Uganda monthly run the rugby national team featured as special guests and they didn’t disappoint.
“The PRAU Run was different this time as we have hosted individuals in the past unlike today where we had the pleasure of hosting the Uganda Rugby Cranes” said Cynthia Mpanga, PRAU President.
The Uganda Rugby Cranes will face the Kenya Simbas in the first-leg of the Elgon Cup in Kampala on June 10 while the return leg, which will also double up as a Rugby Africa Gold Cup match, will be played two weeks later in Nairobi. The Uganda Rugby Cranes will also square it off with Namibia, Zimbabwe and Senegal in a battle for the African Cup as well as a ticket to the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
“We’re optimistic of our chances in the coming games and this PRAU run has helped us bond with our fans ahead of a hectic schedule. We ask that you all come out in thousands on June 10 when we kick off our hectic playing schedules” said Emmanuel Baine the Team Manager for the Uganda Rugby Cranes.
During the run Douglas Mazune completed a hat-trick of wins as he crossed the finish line in first position for the third time this year while Ibenu Sharon crossed the finish line first in the ladies’ category.
“We hope the boys have picked some good luck charm off us as they attempt to reclaim the Elgon Cup in June against Kenya – we wish them the very best when they step onto the pitch ” said Paul Mwirigi, Director of PR for PRAU.
The PRAU run was sponsored by East Link Communications, Coca-Cola and URA.