Former Kabras Sugar fullback Phillip Wokorach is feeling "great and excited" as he settles in South France after joining French Federal 1 side SBC Bédarrides. He will play for Bédarrides for the 2020-21 season after spending nine months with Federal 3 tier side Bourges XV.
Wokorach told Uganda's Daily Monitor he was "just settling in well and now I have to move. They (Bourges) are very good people, but I leave this all journey in God’s hands as he knows better what he has for me in store.”
At Bourges, Wokorach’s side won all matches in which he played, losing the two when he was on national duty during the 2020 Olympic qualifiers.
He scored a total four tries, made two conversions and had two penalties and by the time the coronavirus pandemic hit France, Bourges was top of its Pool thereby earning promotion to Federal 2.
Now the lucrative transfer is an elevation for Wokorach in the structure of French National Rugby League and his dream to reach the pinnacle - the French Top 14 - now appears realistic.
But he is not getting ahead of himself. “I don’t want raise my expectations for now I just want to take a day a time and a game at a time and see how it goes but I will give it all my best.”
Federal 1 is the third tier in ranking with 40 clubs graded in pools of 10 each and it falls behind the Rugby Pro D2 which follows the Top 14 stage.
“Yes, I can play in the Top 14. But, it doesn’t happen just like. That’s my dream and I will play there one day. “I need to prove myself because I come from Uganda so it’s a bit hard but thanks to Bourges and now Bédarrides for giving me the platform to prove myself. And I will do just that.”
-Story by https://www.monitor.co.ug/