James Odongo in action for Kobs. Credit: EDGAR HAMALA / Kawowo Sports

James Odongo will make his Kobs debut on Saturday when the club face Rhinos in the opening tie of the 2021 season on Saturday, March 6.

The tie will be played at the Kings Park Stadium in Bweyogerere. This was after being moved from the original venue Legends Rugby Grounds.

Wilobo Mukili and Collins Kimbowa start at the frontrow alongside hooker Faraji Odugo. The scrum is bolstered with the reliable pairing of Aziku and Ecodu.

In the backline, Ochan Brian and James Ijongat make up the halfback pairing while Semwami starts out of his usual position at second center.

Daudi Ssemwami

New additions Trevor Maina, Arthur Mpande and Byron Oketayot are listed among the substitutes and will be looking forward to making their club debuts off the bench.

The match will kick off at 4pm.


  • Starting: 1 Wilobo Mukili, 2 Faraji Odugo, 3 Collins Kimbowa, 4 Robert Aziku, 5 Emmanuel Ecodu, 6 Brian Asaba, 7 Derrick Tukwasibwe, 8 Pius Ogena, 9 Ochan Brian, 10 James Ijongat, 11 James Odongo, 12 Sseruwagi Edgar, 13 Semwami Daudi, 14 Arinaitwe Karim, 15 Aredo Joseph.
  • Subs: Trevor Maina, Sekate Paul, Saul Kivumbi, Arthur Mpande, Byron Oketayot, Josiah Sempeke, Mark Osuna, Justin Kimono.

Ernest Akorebirungi is an amateur rugby player and a keen follower of local Ugandan rugby.

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