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It’s family time for Uganda Rugby icon Micheal Wokorach

by Nnalubaale Sports
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Uganda Rugby 7s Captain, Micheal Wokorach, has called time on his illustrious international playing career that has spanned over 15 years.

In a small cozy ceremony in Stellenbosch, South Africa Wokorach handed over the reins to now Captain Ian Munyani.

Surrounded by the 7s team on Challenger Series duty, he further confirmed the decision to hang up his boots in a not-so-cryptic tweet.

“Nange ndi muntu nkoowa” is how Wokorach started his tweet announcing his retirement, which can be loosely translated to mean, “I am only human, and I do get tired.”

Micheal Wokorach retires a double African Rugby 7s Champion (2017 and 2022), and a Commonwealth athlete (four tours).

He also has two Rugby 7s World Cup tournaments under his belt and several HSBC World Series tours with Uganda as an invitational side.

Uganda will now be captained by the indefatigable Munyani, who will be assisted by relentless genius Aaron Ofoywroth.

Munyani first captained Uganda at the 2021 Safari 7s when he led a largely inexperienced 7s side through the hostility Kenya rugby has to offer.

He is assisted by Ofoywroth, who has grown into a leader of men, a magician, and a fulcrum of the Uganda 7s side.

It is noteworthy that in 2019, Micheal announced he was stepping away from the International 15-a-side game to concentrate on serving the shorter version of the game.

It is also noteworthy that Micheal was officially introduced to his fiancee’s parents in December last year.

Without a doubt, he is now fully thinking of settling down as a family man, taking care of his bride, and starting a family.

We salute your service, Captain Micheal. And we wish you the best in your retirement from national duty.

By: James Kavuma

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