Ugandan Rugby Cranes
  • Three Ugandan Rugby Cranes players went missing from their hotel on Monday
  • The team was preparing to leave after the three-day 12-nation tournament
  • The Ugandan coach had to find replacement to have a full team

With all the fights in Uganda over President Yoweri Museveni’s determination to rule forever, who would want to stay in that land of matoke (bananas)?

Well, this is perhaps the question that poked the minds of three Ugandan national rugby team players, who after a three-day outing in Germany last week, disappeared.

 Yes, just like a fart in the air, these brothers went missing!

Ramathan Govule, Brian Kikaawa and Fred Odur, according to Africanews, went missing from their hotel on Monday as the team, Rugby Cranes, was preparing to leave after the three-day 12-nation tournament in which they finished tenth.

With the three gone, the Ugandan coach had to find replacement to have a full team that played against Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Tunisia, Zambia, Ghana, Morocco and Senegal in the Africa Cup Sevens in Kampala on this past weekend.

This comes against the backdrop of three Ugandan boxers, David Ayiti, Muzamiru Kakande and Geoffrey Kakeeto refusing to return from Germany two months ago where they had gone to represent the country in World Boxing Championship, only to claim that they were looking for clubs to sign them.