Seguya weighs in on Mugerwa captaincy as Zambia awaits

Tuesday August 13 2019

In spotlight.  Mugerwa’s critics have pointed

In spotlight. Mugerwa’s critics have pointed out decision making as a facet he lacks. Photo by Eddie Chicco 


Rugby Cranes captain Asuman Mugerwa has not been the ‘popular` captain with some questioning his leadership. His critics have pointed out decision making as a facet he lacks in but his coach, Robert Seguya, supports and understands why he might have fallen short at times.

“None is perfect and you cannot compare people,” said Seguya . “ But my take is people are entitled to their opinions,” he adds in defence of his captain.

Seguya goes on to state that it’s everyone’s responsibility to play a role in helping the captain make the best decision. A fitting scenario would playout if a side is awarded a penalty within kicking distance and the kicker/kickers are reluctant, the captain takes charge while if the kicker immediately asks for the ball, easy choice for the skipper to point at the posts . It’s more of the “attitudes” surrounding you that influence a captain as Seguya explains.

Zambia, the winless side in the 2019 Victoria Cup, visits for a tie Kyadondo this Saturday. Uganda’s last two games have ended in losses they could have been avoided. Against Kenya, a good start saw the side collapse.

At Legends against Zimbabwe, Uganda recovered from a 19-0 deficit only to be overpowered 26-31 in the end .
Saturday’s tie calls for Mugerwa and his men to deliver after two losses. Zimbabwe leads standings after picking up three wins against Kenya, Uganda and Zambia. Kenya are second with Uganda and Zambia in third and fourth respectively.