Emma Echodu forces his way past Impis players
  • Nile Special Stout Rugby Premier League – Matchday Eight
  • 4pm: Impis vs Kobs
  • Makerere Rugby Grounds

A tough game of rugby awaits Impis when Kobs walk onto their turf during the penultimate matchday of the Nile Special Stout Rugby Premier League.

Rather interestingly, while Kobs have assembled their full arsenal for this match, Impis have shaken up their squad almost entirely.

Stallone Arinaitwe and Spencer Muhiire in the midfield is the only combination Impis have maintained from their most recent match.

The most logical explanation for this strategy is that the club are reserving as many resources as they can to have full strength for the Makerere derby in the final matchday of the season.

Similarly, Kobs have made a couple of changes to their squad in anticipation of a potential title decider against Pirates next weekend.

But they have maintained their national sevens stars for one last shot before national duty calls again.

Impis Squad:

  • Starting: 1 Newton Mwebaze, 2 Alvin Ssali, 3 Joshua Nkrumah, 4 Innocent Ruyooka, 5 Shafik Wampande, 6 Blaise Ochieng, 7 Gilbert Deng, 8 Pius Mpoza, 9 Keith Weraga, 10 Edmond Waya, 11 Godfrey Jjuuko, 12 Stallone Arinaitwe, 13 Spencer Muhiire, 14 Jeremiah Odhiambo, 15 Syrus Sebuliba.
  • Substitutes: 16 Godfrey Ayebare, 17 Samuel Mukalere, 18 Clive Lumu, 19 Innocent Nduhura, 20 Jonah Luhoni, 21 Winter Emodiai, 22 David Mutesasira, 23 Reuben Opeesa, 24 Graham Mubanda (RIP).

Kobs Squad:

  • Starting: 1 Kivumbi Saul, 2 Opar Brian, 3 Kimbowa Collins, 4 Aziku Robert, 5 Ecodu Emmanuel, 6 Asaba Brian, 7 Oketayot Byron, 8 Ogena Pius, 9 Masendi Robert, 10 Aredo Joseph, 11 Ssemwami Daudi, 12 Sseruwagi Edgar, 13 Munyani Ian, 14 Mukwaya Raymond, 15 Ijongat James.
  • Substitutes: 16 Maina Trevor, 17 Wilobo Mukili, 18 Sekate Paul, 19 Tukwasiibwe Derrick, 20 Jjuko Jude, 21 Ochan Brian, 22 Kimono Justin, 23 Odongo James.

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

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