Betway KOBs Take Title Fight To Jinja

Saturday, April 17
*Heathens Vs Warriors – 2pm, Kyadondo
*Rhinos Vs Impis – 4pm, Legends
*Buffaloes Vs Pirates – 4pm, Kyadondo
*Rams Vs Mongers – 4pm, Makerere
*Hippos Vs Betway KOBs – 3pm, Dam Waters

After their hard earned 19-11 win over title rivals Heathens last Saturday, Betway KOBs have the league title in sight.

They take a long trip to Dam Waters to face with hosts Jinja Hippos on Matchday six of the Nile Special Stout Rugby Premier League.

Now, KOBs will have to play each game like a final if they are to win the league for the first time in four seasons.

The sit top of the 10-team log with 24 points, three above Stanbic Bank Pirates while their opponent Jinja Hippos are third with 20. Record winners Heathens are fourth with 19.

“The title is in sight but we are still far away from it,” said Betway KOBs coach Davis Kyewalabye.

“The games are still many, and the teams we are to play are a bit hard, anybody can come up and beat you and being like a knockout, each game is a final, am just praying we don’t get injuries.”

Against Heathens, KOBs conceded their first try if the season thanks to Gerrard Sseaankabo but Karim Arinaitwe crossed the line and a couple of kicks from James Ijongat saw the side finished the game on top.

The Betway sponsored club welcome back Pius Ogena and Adrian Kasito as the duo were part of the Rugby Cranes team at Emirates Invitational Sevens tournament in Dubai.

Hippos on the other hand, have Johnson Biaga back from Norway while Syliver Kenyi and Kelly Akengo also have been given a place in the starting lineup.

Last season, which was ended prematurely due to Covid19, KOBs won 55-12 at Legends and won the reverse fixture 38-03 in Jinja.

The season before, 2018/19, KOBs beat Hippos 43-08 on January 26 at Legends and had won the first round tie 54-00 at Dam Waters in November 10, 2018.

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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