Friday February 16 2018

Rugby League: Hima Cement Heathens seek solace in Kyadondo derby

By Deus Bugembe


Hima Cement Heathens last Saturday found themselves out of the title race after going down 13-3 to log leaders Buzz Pirates in the Nile Special Rugby Premiership. They can no longer defend their title.
They might have lost the title but life at the 13-time league champions has to go on.
They take on Toyota Buffaloes today in the Kyadondo derby that never disappoints. It comes with a cocktail of passion, rivalry, pressure and all the ingredients of a derby.
It also provides the best opportunity for Heathens to recover from last week`s setback as they have no pressure after their title push collapsing. “We don’t have any pressure,” captain Michael Wokorach told Daily Monitor.
“We are coming back much stronger for tomorrow’s game (today) because we want to end the season on a high considering we can’t win the league anymore and we are also focusing on building the team for the future,” he added.

URU sign with gym and spa
“All national teams (men and women) will have free access to facility in order to enrich their physical condition,” read part of the statement confirming a deal that will see national players hit the gym for three years with a chance to renew the partnership after a year. The facility located along Namugongo-Naalya road under manager Godfrey Kakembo are elated with the development.
“We are very delighted to be chosen by the Union, every rugby player understands how important it is to keep fit and what measures they need to take. That’s why URU has chosen us. We are delighted not because we are supporting our rugby team but the nation to move forward in terms of sport,” remarked Kakembo.

Today’s game
Buffaloes vs. Heathens