Champions elect Heathens set to celebrate in enemy territory

Saturday Fixtures:

  • Kobs vs. Heathens -4.30pm, Legends
  • Mongers vs. Impis -4.30pm, Entebbe
  • Buffaloes vs. Warriors -4.30pm, Kyadondo
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Micheal Wokorach slices through Kobs defense during the first leg encounter at Kyadondo

For failing to defend the league title, Kobs will have no choice but to clap Cement Heathens onto the pitch as a sign of respect for dethroning them.

The two sides face off Saturday afternoon with Mohammed Athiyo’s charges looking to end the season on a high having lost 20-13 to Pirates last weekend.

Heathens captain Romano Ogwal revealed, ahead of the clash, that the loss to Pirates was a reality check which should help them deal with Kobs better.

“Pirates gave us a reality check and we have to work hard against Kobs,” the flanker told Kawowo Sports ahead of the tie.

Heathens were outsmarted, outhustled and figured out by a youthful Pirates side for their first loss of the season.

When Kobs visited Heathens at Kyadondo in the first round, the former lasted 40 minutes before letting in second half tries to lose 33-17.

Kobs had taken a 17-13 half time lead but their lethargic display in the second period gave Heathens the advantage to win the game and finish the first round unbeaten.

Yet, even with the title lost, Kobs will not lie on the ground and accept to be stepped onto. It has been a stop-start season for Kobs who had to axe former head coach Mirko Dal Molin earlier in the season with the team struggling to impress.

Molin’s replacement Edmund Tumusiime has thus far spent more time attending to his day job than with the team.

Now on 52 points, Kobs are 8 points behind second placed Pirates and are set to end the season outside the top two positions.