After a successful bounce back to the top of Ugandan rugby, Hima Heathens are looking to snatch their 12th Uganda Cup title, in Saturday’s epic clash of titans against their perennial nemesis, Betway Kobs at King’s Park in Bweyogerere.
Heathens dispatched off the Stanbic Pirates last weekend in the semi finals while Kobs dug deep in the second half against the Entebbe-based Plascon Mongers to set up a final between what has been billed as the biggest rugby rivalry in Uganda.
Heathens will be relying on their pack to get better of the defending champions who will be seeking a seventh title. The Hima Cement sponsored team returning national team player Aaron Ofoyrwoth who missed the semi finals while away on national duty with the Rugby 7s Cranes.
Kobs will also have returning national team players in Adrian Kasito, Ian Munyani and Joseph Aredo.
Billy Wauyo, a Heathens fan, says he’s very optimistic they will triumph over Kobs because they have regrouped as a team and have added on better players.
However, Joseph Waninda, a Kobs fan, also believes, they are in better position to nip it because their national team returning backs – Kasito, Munyani and Aredo – will give them the boost and advantage they missed in their clash against Mongers in the semi final.
The game kicks off at 4pm Ugandan time, but there will be a 3rd play off clash earlier at 2pm between the Stanbic Pirates against Plascon Mongers.
Uganda Cup Roll of Honour.
2017: Black Pirates
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