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Impis 00-91 KOBs: Leaders Bury Hosts In Graveyard To Set Up Pirates Decider

Sunday, May 2
*Black Pirates 33-11 Jinja Hippos
*Mongers 09-43 Heathens
*Impis 00-91 Betway KOBs
*Warriors 24-19 Rams
*Rhinos p-p Buffaloes


Betway KOBs turned on beast mode as they tore sorry Impis apart in a one-sided Nile Special Stout Rugby Premiership game at Graveyard in Makerere.

The outstanding 91-00 victory, coming in the penultimate game of the season, leaves KOBs three points above Black Pirates as the two rivals set to face off next Saturday in a mouthwatering league decider.

There was no doubt about KOBs chances in Makerere against a side that handed debuts to five players, but the visitors were in no forgiving mood.

KOBs were utterly ruthless thanks to an hat-trick from number eight Pius Ogena, braces from outside centre Ian Munyani, Fullback James ijongat and James Odongo.

Captain Brian Asaba, winger Daudi ‘muscle’ Ssemwami, inside centre Edgar Sseruwagi, youngster Trevor Maina and new signing Brian Ochan each crashed over as the visitors flipped the switch.

Aredo and Ijongat made five and two successful conversions respectively.

Job Done: Betway KOBs (blue) and Impis players at fulltime. Courtesy photo

It took KOBs just 25 minutes to secure a needed bonus point but the side remained in character even when Conrad Mukwaya was sent off after a melee sparked up by Impis player Jeremiah Odhiambo who failed to release his tackled player, Mukwaya.

Despite their numerical disadvantage, as KOBs played with 14 men for 45 minutes, they continued to come at Impis like a swarm of bees.

KOBs, still the only unbeaten side this season after eight games, will host the Sea Robbers in the last game this Saturday at Legends in search for their 13th league trophy.

In what promises to be a mouthwatering and pulsating titanic clash, Pirates need to win with a bonus point to claim their second ever league title while a win for KOBs (who can still win the league with a loss) will hand the betway-sponsored side their first title since 2016.

Pirates eased past Robert Sseguya’s Jinja Hippos with a 33-11 win at Kings Park in Bweyogerere with Timothy Kisiiga scoring a double while Ivan Kabagambe, Solomom Okia and Ivan Magomu added a try each.

Magomu and William Nkore added the other points with their boots as Pirates remained second with 34 points.

Heathens can nolonger defend their crown going into the last day; they can only finish second with a win on the last day and pray that a result at Legends go their way.

The record league winners, with 15 titles, proved too good for Mongers courtesy of a 43-09 victory built on Lawrence Ssebuliba two tries.

Warriors moved off the bottom thanks to a 24-19 win over Rams at Legends, their first victory this season.

Rhinos and Buffaloes was not played, hence postponed to a later date, after the hosts’ camp was hit with Covid19.


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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