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Heathens target summit against arch rivals Kobs

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Stand-in Kobs captain Kalyango touches down superbly against Buffaloes last week. Photo by Eddie Chicco  

By DEUS BUGEMBE

Posted  Friday, February 19   2016 at  03:38

KAMPALA. With just a point separating them, Betway Kobs and champions Hima Cement Heathens clash this evening in a top of the table clash in the Nile Special Premiership at Legends RFC.
Kobs have gathered 38 points from eight rounds of play while Heathens have 37 from the same number of games. With the game being their last of the first round, both rivals would love to head into the two week break atop the league before it goes into recess.

The same fixture last season left everlasting memories for Heathens as they clinched the title after a 19-18 victory but it’s still early days for title talk as the season is just half way with more twists and turns to come.
Heathens coach Robert Seguya is adamant that his side is better than Kobs and that the hosts will struggle to keep up when the game kicks off. “I don’t see them matching us from start to finish,” Seguya remarked. “We are taking no prisoners. We are taking them like any other side we have played against,” he warned.

“My boys trust in me, they have adapted to the new system and they play for each other. I’m confident on winning this game.”
Kobs will be missing key players in Joseph Aredo and Brian Odongo who are recovering from a concussion and eye injury respectively.
Kobs stand-in captain Oscar Kalyango highlighted the importance of having a good start, something that his side has failed to do in their last two games against Pirates and Buffaloes.
“We need to come out the stronger side from the start because this is a hard game that has many possibilities but if we can control it, then we can get a good result,” he reasoned.

Team line ups
Him Cement Heathens
Asuman Mugerwa, Alex Mubiru, Santos Wycliffe, Romano Ogwal, Kato Ambrose, Mathias Ochwo, Roland Bahendeka, Athiyo Muhammad, Brian Kikaawa, Aaron Ofoirwot, Bishop Onen, Evans Kingasia Michael Wokorach, Lawrence Ssebuliba, Phillip Wokorach
Betway Kobs
Adnan Mutebi, Brian Opar, Collins Kimbowa, Ambrose Kakuru, Victor Wadia, Brian Asaba, Alhaji Manano, Ramazan Govulle, Davis Kyewalabye, James Ijongat, Micheal Amolo, Alfred Karekaho Oscar Kalyango, Emmanuel Ecodu, Ivan Mugirya.

dbugembe@ug.nationmedia.com


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