Saturday January 18 2014

Leaders Kobs hope to leave ‘House of Pain’ unscathed

By Deus Bugembe

Kampala- DMark Kobs’ pursuit for glory continues today when they take the fight to giant killers Entebbe Mongers at the famous House of Pain.
With only two bonus point wins away from clinching their maiden title in five years, a slip at the final stretch is the last thing on Kobs’ minds. “Mongers can be a tough unit to overcome especially when they are home,” said Kobs center Oscar Kalyango. “But our mentality is the same. We are determined to beat them at any expense.”

Two weeks ago, Mongers claimed a famous scalp in Heathens - winning 10-5 at their home turf. At Legends in the early kick off, Mutoni Warriors, fresh from a stunning performance against Ezee Money Rhinos last weekend, host third-placed Toyota Buffaloes.

Struggling G4S Pirates lock horns with champions MTN Heathens at Legends in a contest that has never disappointed spectators in the past years despite being dominated by the latter. Previously injured Phillip Wokorach is in line to start the game after coming off the bench to produce a man-of-match performance against Lira Bulls.

Topflight debutantes Bulls continue their search for a first win when they host Rhinos. “We have set a target of around 130 points,” Rhinos’ Timothy Buloti said.

“That means we have to score a try every two minutes and convert all our chances.”