Kobs need to re-ignite for playoffs
Posted Sunday, March 10 2013 at 02:00
DMark Kobs’ execution unconvincing of late, the majority of the rugby fraternity is left to guess the situation unfolding in the once formidable camp. Their error-ridden displays and little ingenuity on attack against Toyota buffaloes last weekend said it all. Earlier, Kobs were lucky to beat a fiery Rhino.
Their discipline has been piteous as they have conceded many penalties. Inconsistency has been the rhythm of Kobs’ season. The youth disposition that fuelled them last season seems to have diminished. The Kampala side has played with little urgency unlike last season when they played with spirit.
Much has been said of the Kobs’ sapless displays but there is no need to panic yet as the real battle begins in the playoffs where the top four will clash.
There is too much quality in the Kobs’ ranks for the slump to continue. A good number of new faces in Chris Mbowa, David Barasa, Cedric Kirabira, Norman Luwum, Jamil Nyango and Eddy Alini have all been allotted playing time due to the unending injury mishaps in the camp forcing rotation of the team. Notable injuries to winger Justin Kimono and eighth-man Steven Ogwete have had a significant role to play in the flimsy performances. The new format makes the season far from over.
Kobs must rediscover the spark to ignite them when the playoffs kick-off if they are to dethrone the Kyadondo yellow submarine. We all know Kobs’ mentality of believing that all is possible and the unshakable belief instilled by coach Fred Mudoola.
The pendulum can always swing any direction if the side turns the brute force into elegance and they have what it takes. We all want to see them regain their clinical combination of patience, speed, determination and discipline at the breakdown. [DEUS BUGEMBE]