Rugby teams rewarded for double gold at African Games

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Rugby teams rewarded for double gold at African Games
The Lady Cranes 7s

At the 13th All-Africa Games in Ghana, the two teams clinched gold medals in their respective categories and finished the tournament unbeaten.

National rugby teams sponsors Nile Special has rewarded both the Rugby Cranes 7s (men) and Lady Rugby Cranes 7s following their stellar performances at the All-Africa Games held in Accra, Ghana this month.

At the recently concluded games, the two teams clinched gold medals in their respective categories and finished the tournament unbeaten.

In appreciation of these feats, Nile Special, on Thursday, awarded Shs50 million to each team at a dinner event held at Velocity Bar in Kyanja.

Speaking at the dinner event, Darwin Majok, the marketing manager at Nile Breweries, congratulated and thanked the two teams for raising Uganda’s flag high by winning gold medals.

“It was a feat of gigantic proportions. Therefore, in appreciation of these feats, Nile Special the Number one fan of Uganda Rugby and partner of the Uganda Rugby Union has extended a token of appreciation to the boys and girls,” Majok said.

He also commended the Uganda Rugby Union and the government for the focused strategy that has contributed to steady development of the rugby game in the country.

“To ensure consistent top performances in any team sport, it takes meticulous strategic planning by the respective administration,” Majok said.

"This is because for team sports, an entire unit of players is expected to perform at the top level. And this can only be achieved with a highly focused administration."

Government Chief Whip Hamson Obua extended salutations to the two teams and expressed optimism that the future of Uganda’s rugby will be brighter.

“I wish to congratulate you, our Golden Boys, our Golden Girls, for joining the class of the Golden People. I want in a very special way, to thank the government for the visionary leadership, because all that we do depends on the leadership,” Obua said.

The minister also thanked the Uganda Rugby Union for the strategic leadership that has seen Uganda become a rugby powerhouse in the region.

Godwin Kayangwe, the president of the Uganda Rugby Union commended the players for their dedication and hardwork.

“You have made us very proud… all that training has paid off as you finally got crowned the champions of Africa,” he said.

Nile Special Consumers to Win Gold Medals

Meanwhile, at the same event, Nile Breweries launched a promotion to celebrate Nile Special for winning 23rd Monde Selection Awards Gold medal, the most by any beer in East Africa.

To celebrate the landmark, Nile Special will be giving away gold medals to its consumers in a nationwide celebration of the numerous Monde Selection gold medals the brand has won over the years.

According to the company, the promotion is part of the second phase of the brand’s ongoing Unmatched in Gold campaign that was launched earlier this year.

During the nine-week promotion, the Nile Special consumers will be required to buy at least a bucket of Nile Special for themselves and their friends, fill in a coupon and stand a chance to win one of the medals each valued at Shs1.5 million.

“Literally and figuratively, we want to give Ugandans a taste of gold.

Every week, there will be a televised raffle draw to announce five lucky winners of the gold medals. At the end of the eighth week, a Grand Gold challenge will be staged for the lucky consumers to win the final gold medals.”

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