Edmond Waya
  • Nile Special Stout Rugby Premier League – Matchday Seven
  • 4pm: Impis vs Buffaloes
  • Makerere Rugby Grounds

Two of the most energised teams in the league currently, Impis and Buffaloes, will face off to put a distinction between themselves on Saturday at the Makerere Rugby Grounds.

Both teams march into this match with a great deal of motivation from their most recent performances. Buffaloes nearly pulled off a comeback in the 12-10 loss against Pirates while Impis held on for a 20-19 victory over Rhinos.

The two are tied at 9 points apiece on the Nile Special Stout Rugby Premier League table. But Buffaloes are ahead in seventh place due to having a better points difference.

Impis utility back Stallone Arinaitwe who is enjoying a run of good form will be facing his former side at inside center. On the opposite side is Donald Oketayot at fullback, running against a side where his senior career started.

Impis Squad:

  • Starting: 1 Newton Mwebaze, 2 Godfrey Ayebare, 3 Amos Asiimile, 4 Timothy Tumwesigye, 5 Ariho Muhumuza, 6 Pius Mpoza, 7 Emmanuel Sedyabane, 8 Kennedy Muhumuza, 9 Robert Ssentongo, 10 Edmond Waya, 11 David Aniku, 12 Stallone Arinaitwe, 13 Spencer Muhiire, 14 Ivan Otai, 15 Keith Weraga.
  • Substitutes: 16 Brian Kizito, 17 Shafik Wampande, 18 Blaise Ochieng, 19 Jeremiah Ojambo, 20 Syrus Sebuliba, 21 Winter Emodiai, 22 Jerome Tasiku, 23 Stephan Kalezi, 24 Graham Mubanda (RIP).

Buffaloes Squad:

  • Starting: 1 Kafeero Robert, 2 Watmon Hassan Faruk, 3 Akampa Arthur, 4 Teeko Joseph, 5 Ocoria Mathew, 6 Hayder Ali, 7 Pirio Bob Ken, 8 Seguya Wilfred(C), 9 Mwebaze Shawn, 10 Makmot Kevin, 11 Wasswa Jeremiah, 12 Odhiambo Ivan, 13 Tabaruka Brian, 14 Okello Vincent, 15 Oketayot Donald.
  • Substitutes: 16 Katumba Jimmy, 17 Okello Ben, 18 Agassi David, 19 Odoch Ivan, 20 Lutwama Alvin, 21 Onen Bishop, 22 Agany Solomon, 23 Ebau Daniel.

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

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