Missing Ugandan pair found with Welsh club

Two Ugandan sportsmen who vanished after the Commonwealth Games in Scotland have turned up – playing for a suburban rugby club in Wales.

Benon Kizza, 27, and 26-year-old Philip Pariyo vanished in Glasgow last August after they failed to fly home to Africa with the rest of their squad.

The Ugandan government began an investigation into their disappearance after rumours that they were working at a car wash in Glasgow rather than return.

But after claiming asylum, the pair – who had been in the African country’s Sevens team – ended up in Cardiff in a hostel for asylum seekers.

They saw nearby signs for the city’s St Peters RFC and have now started playing with their mixture of office workers, students and builders in the local Welsh league.

Club chairman Joe Sweeney said: “We have actually signed them now and they are playing for us. We have gone through all the bureaucratic procedures and everything and they are signed as St Peter’s players.

– The Telegraph

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