- Saturday, January 12
- Jinja Hippos vs. Entebbe Mongers – 4:30pm, Dam Waters
Former Rugby Cranes lock John Wandicho will take charge of his first game as head coach of Mongers on Saturday, January 12.
Wandicho was named appointed coach of the Entebbe based side on interim basis after the club parting ways with long serving coach Kigongo Ssebalamu.
Mongers are having a tough season, and thus far, the side has won just two of seven games, but good enough for sixth place on the ten-team log.
The side makes a trip to the eastern town of Jinja to take on Hippos at Dam Waters. Wandicho and Mongers will fancy their chances against a side that has registered a single win.
The two sides are opposites in style of play and whichever perfects their play will take the day. While Hippos are a bit expansive for obvious lack of size, Mongers have survived on brute.
Table leaders Heathens will take on MRI Rams at Makerere. The 2017 champions will be going for nothing but a bonus point win.
At Kyadondo, Buffaloes will host Pirates in probably the game of the weekend. With victory, Pirates have a chance to leapfrog Warriors to third place if the later loses to Kobs.
In the early kick off at Legends, Rhinos who have lost players that made them competitive last season, will entertain Walukuba Barbarians.
Meanwhile, Warriors will have another opportunity to prove they can compete with the best in the league when they take on second-placed Kobs.
Warriors collapsed last weekend turning into a mismatch for the Sea Robbers, and with the Uganda Cup winners in their way, it only gets tougher.
Kobs have dropped just one game (to Heathens) this season and can not afford another defeat, with their rivals expected to pick maximum points at Makerere.