The Uganda Rugby Cranes lost to Kenya letting a great opportunity to win their first Elgon Cup in four years slide, Kenya 16 Uganda 5.
The Cranes won the first leg 16-13 in Kisumu last month. Ronald Kanyanya opened the scoring in the first half with a try that Phillip Wokorach failed to convert.
“We lost the game because the boys, especially the forwards did not run onto the ball,” emotional Robert Seguya, Rugby Crane coach talked to the media on Saturday.
He said they received the ball most times standing, one of the issues talked about before the game.
Kenya started the second halftime leading 8-5, with Ojee’s penalty having extended their lead.
“We gave away a number of penalties and we didn’t take our chances today,” Cranes skipper Asuman Mugerwa said.
Crane’s forward Brian Asaba was proud of in the way Uganda pushed Kenya despite the painful loss of the match.
“In the past, Kenya used to blow us away but now our matches are very close,” Asaba said.
“That’s a positive we can take forward.”