• Nile Special Stout Rugby Premier League – Matchday Five
  • Mongers vs Buffaloes – House of Pain, Entebbe | 4:00pm

Buffaloes march to Entebbe for a crunch tie against Mongers in their second successive midfield battle of the 2021 Nile Special Stout Rugby Premier League.

Having stunned Hippos in their most recent match, the visitors will be targeting another victory against their closest competitors. The hosts on the other hand suffered a shock loss to Rhinos.

The two teams are separated by one point and one team (Rhinos) on the log in fifth and seventh place with Mongers ahead.

Edrine Lemeriga has made changes to his front row, swapping Ochaka Kenneth and Kafeero Robert and bringing Ebau Daniel at hooker. Fabian Tonda has done the same with his front row with Jackson Wako and Elijah Segawa but his hooker Joseph Kagimu retains his start.

The key battle to look out for will be at flyhalf between Mongers’ captain Paul Angana and Buffaloes’ Donald Oketayot. Angana switches from the familiar scrumhalf position while Oketayot will be playing to cement his position as the first choice number 10.

In opting for a balanced 4-4 split on the bench, both teams appear to be going for a strong finish.

Mongers Squad:

  • Starting: 1 Wako Jackson, 2 Kagimu Joseph, 3 Segawa Elijah, 4 Omar Remmy, 5 Malik Amos, 6 Oroma Brian, 7 Papi Joel, 8 Olweny Andrew, 9 Kamanyire Brain, 10 Angana Paul, 11 Twijukye Benue, 12 Tusiime Trevor, 13 Wasswa Adrian, 14 Kintu Grace, 15 Wakabi Simon.
  • Substitutes: 16 Cheche Morgan, 17 Chisano Joaquim, 18 Abba Patrick, 19 Mugisha Josephart, 20 Eyoti Meshack, 21 Lukwago William, 22 Kiiza Emmanuel, 23 Mugumya Benjamin.

Buffaloes Squad:

  • Starting: 1 Kafeero Robert, 2 Ebau Daniel, 3 Ochaka Kenneth, 4 Toolit Eric, 5 Ogwal Romano, 6 Hyder Ali, 7 Pirio Bob Ken, 8 Adebua Marlon, 9 Wasswa Jeremiah, 10 Oketayot Donald, 11 Lutwama Alvin, 12 Kayima Edrine, 13 Seguya Wilfred, 14 Wanyoto Aaron, 15 Tabaruka Brian.
  • Substitutes: 16 Kiyimba Abdul Shakur, 17 Kamara Paul, 18 Watmon Hassan Faruk, 19 Katumba Jimmy, 20 Makmot Ivan Kevin, 21 Okello Vincent, 22 Odhiambo Ivan, 23 Onen Bishop.

Ernest Akorebirungi joined Kawowo Sports in July 2019 after one year as a student volunteer at the Makerere University Games Union. In his role as rugby correspondent, he offers unique insight and analysis...

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