Uganda beat Tunisia to pick up first Africa Rugby Gold Cup win

The Uganda Rugby Cranes returned to winning ways when they beat Tunisia 67-12 in an Africa Rugby Gold Cup fixture at the Kyadondo Ground on Saturday.

"This is a sweet win because we lost the two games against Namibia and Kenya. We need to make sure we beat Morocco and Zimbabwe as well in our remaining home games," Cranes skipper Asuman Mugerwa told KweséESPN after the game.

Fullback Hossem Khalfi gave Tunisia the lead after four minutes with a try, but Mohamed Ali Gafsi missed the conversion.

But after 33 minutes Philip Wokorach had scored two penalties for Uganda ,before Robert Masindi got his name on the try-scorers list. Wokorach the slotted the conversion. Micheal Okorach and Wokorach added two more tries to give Uganda a 25-5 half time lead.

After the break the Cranes started to run riot with more tries coming from Mugerwa, Aaron Ofoyrwoth, two from Solomon Okia and another three from man of the match Wokorach. For Tunisia, scrumhalf Mohamed Achref Dhif scored a try, which Hossem Khalfi converted.

"We are happy to give our fans something to smile about. We did not start well, but managed to recover to find our winning formula," Philip Wokorach said after the game.

"The boys have been wonderful today and winning with a bonus point is also good work. We will continue to work hard ahead of the remaining two games, because every team is all out to win," John Duncan, Uganda's head coach told KweséESPN.

The win takes Uganda to third place with five points, while Namibia increased their lead to 20 points after picking a win away in Zimbabwe. Kenya who host Tunisia on August 11th in Nairobi are second on the log with 12 points.