Rugby Cranes fans set to storm Nairobi

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A Rugby Cranes fan blows his vuvuzela to the fullest during the first leg of the 2017 Elgon Cup

After the Rugby Cranes’ 18-23 loss to the Kenya Simbas last weekend, a large number of Kenyan fans took to the pitch and danced the night away.

Their team had defeated noisy neighbours Uganda to maintain the regional bragging rights.

The Kenya Sevens team, led by Collins Injera, took their spot next to the stage and were later joined by the Simbas to party on the enemy’s territory.

With the return leg of the Elgon Cup, which also doubles as the first game of the Africa Gold Cup, set for this Saturday in Nairobi, Ugandan fans are planning to do the same.

Several buses have been booked by different groups to ferry fans to Nairobi for the highly anticipated match up.

The Rugby Cranes sponsor Nile Special has also organized means of travel for the lucky winners who were tasked in different challenges on social media.

The fans are set to travel on Friday morning and will be expected to return on Sunday, after doing justice to the Nairobi night life.

Uganda will face off with Kenya in their first game of the Africa Gold Cup.

The last time Uganda played in Nairobi, they were comprehensively beaten 45-24.

The 2007 African champions carry a 5-point deficit in the challenge for this year’s Elgon Cup title.