Stanbic Black Pirates regroup for 7s season

Wednesday August 25 2021

Early Preps. Pirates management led by club vice chairman Samuel Ocanya (5th left) hand over basic relief support items to players. PHOTO/DENISE NAMALE

By Deus Bugembe

Local rugby returns early next month when the National Sevens Series kicks off. Clubs have started preparations and Stanbic Black Pirates management followed suit by handing over relief support in the shape of food to players, moments after a training session at their King’s Park home in Bweyogerere.

The Sea Robbers’ leadership led by vice chairman Samuel Ocanya, treasurer Peter Laboke, Director of rugby Robert Musinguzi, club captain Dennis Etuket and age grade and rugby development officer Byron Okuba delivered the goods to players as they bid for more silverware.

Fans chip in
“We have worked together with the fans to mobilise resources for our players. 

“Some are students while others are hustling by themselves so we thought it wise to support them with items like maize flour, rice and soap and other basic home needs. It will go a long way in giving them comfort,” said Ocanya. Up to 95 players from the senior team and Sailors left King’s Park wearing smiles. 

Ocanya also confirmed that Black Pearl, Pirates’ sister club, is to get their share soon. 

Black Pearls are the National Sevens Series holders while Pirates went toe to toe with Betway Kobs for the last title, only to finish second in the series.