Just when they look like they had nothing left in the tank, Third placed Shell Rimula Rhinos produced a mother of performances to beat Betway Kobs 13-3 last week despite playing a man down for majority of the tie.
The fact that the previous week had seen them go down 23-15, losing pace in the Nile Special Premiership title race and having their coach Brian Makalama sacked in the process, made the win over Kobs even sweeter.
The coach-less side under the interim management of players John Musoke and Matthias Ochwo host unpredictable Toyota Buffaloes today at Legends in the first game of the weekend.
Captain Ivan Markmot believes last week’s massive display is the response his side needed to lift themselves up after a difficult spell. “We needed that win for our confidence. We were not having the best of spells and that result was more than welcome,” he told Daily Monitor.
Markmot now wants his teammates to replicate that fighting spirit all the way to the end of the campaign starting with today’s game in their backyard.
“Last week’s display should be a stepping stone for us until the last game. It’s important to go into every game with the right mentality and belief if you are looking for a positive result,” he added. A win for Rhinos will see them leapfrog Kobs who play tomorrow into second place.
Buffaloes have been victims to losing concentration as games wear on. Against Pirates, they had control of the tie until they went missing with countless unforced errors.
They will need to better their decision making to get something at Rhinos.