Entebbe Mongers players in a warm up session at the House of Pain

Nile Special Stout Premiership:

  • Entebbe Mongers 21 – 00 Makerere Impis (Walk-Over)
  • Warriors 09-43 Heathens
  • Kobs 23-11 Pirates
  • Mulago Rams 25-11 Rhinos
  • Jinja Hippos 20-35 Buffaloes

The rugby-thirsty fans at the new lake side House of Pain in Katabi – Busambaga in Entebbe Municipality will have to wait a little longer for yet another home contest.

The Plascon paint sponsored Mongers required no sweat and no calories to burn with an easy win at their own grave yard as Makerere Impis failed to turn up during a Nile Special Stout rugby premiership match.

Several fans had turned up for the game and the Mongers team was full to capacity.

Some of the fans who had turned up at the House of Pain in Entebbe

By 4:30 PM, the scheduled kick off time, there was no sign that Makerere Impis would appear and it remained the case up to 5:00 PM.

Center referee Rosenberg Kanyunyuzi then inspected the Mongers’ players, they walked to the field of play.

Rosenburg Kanyuyunzi walks off the field of play at the House of Pain in Katabi – Busambaga

Veteran Ronald Adigas raced to the try line, dived as he touched down in a ceremonial try well celebrated by fellow players and fans around.

A walk over was given before the referee signed onto the match report that only had names of the home team, team and match officials.

With a 21-00 victory secured, Plascon Mongers then turned to a training session.

Plascon Mongers’ head coach Fabian Tonda looks forward the next game at hand.

Entebbe Mongers head coach Fabien Tonda (holding ball) talks to the players

“We had really waited for this game (against Impis). Unfortunately, it was not played. We shall reserve the energies for the next match” Tonda disclosed.

The team captain Paul Angana was equally positive, having secured an easy victory as he sets eyes to the matches ahead.

“We were ready for the match which did not happen. Focus and attention will be switched to the games ahead of us” Angana noted.

Entebbe Mongers’ captain Paul Angana

Elsewhere, Heathens humbled Warriors 43-09 in an early kick off duel at the Legends Rugby ground.

The subsequent game witnessed Kobs overcome Pirates 23-11

Mulago Rams edged Rhinos 25-11 and away in Jinja at the Dam waters stadium, the home side, Jinja Hippos fell 35-20 to visiting Buffaloes.

Adrian Wasswa
Saving a ball in a warm up session
Entebbe Mongers players in a warm up session at the House of Pain

Plascon Mongers Team:

Ronald Adigas, Joseph Tamale, Elijah Segawa, Amos Malik, Richard Bbira, Joachim Chisano, Lauren Kalule, Andrew Olweny, Simon Dujang, Robinson Odrua, Simon Wakabi, Andrew Wasswa, Gift Oketa, William Lukwago, Morgan Cheche, Patrick Abba, Donsam Wambele, Benon Twijuke, Emmanuel Kiiza

Team Officials:

  • Manager: Jonathan Mukiibi
  • Head coach: Fabian Tonda
  • Medical: Nelson Mayeku

Match Officials

  • Referee: Rosenburg Kanyuuyuzi
  • Assistant Referee 1: Joseph Kabayi
The new House of Pain located at Katabi – Busambaga in Entebbe Division B

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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