Uganda: National Rugby Sevens Suspended
The Uganda rugby fans will have to wait a little longer before they can quench their thirst for rugby action as the national Rugby 7s has been suspended for an unspecified period.
Uganda Rugby Union (URU) put off the competitions that were meant to kick off on Saturday after recommendation from the medical society over the Ebola fever that has hit the country.
"We got recommendation from the medical society to put off the games and there is no way we could risk such huge crowds in situations of such a deadly epidemic," URU secretary, Alex Kalimugogo confirmed the development.
URU medical society vice chairman Dr. Sam Guma explained that their recommendation came as a matter of national urgency.
"As medical practitioners our priority is lives of people being safe and we are monitoring the situation together with the ministry of health and if the situation is okay then we shall report to URU to fix the date for the tournament," he said.
Kalimugogo however denied claims that it was because of a financial crisis that forced the union to put off the games. http://allafrica.com/stories/201208050540.html