KAMPALA-This weekend’s concluding Nile Special Super 8 Rugby Premiership is one the MTN Heathens would love to forget for obvious reasons.
Things have turned from bad to worse for the Kyadondo-based franchise. Aside failing to successfully defend their title for the first time in six years, the yellow submarine lost the Lions Cup ( an annual competition played between them and DMark Kobs). That defeat also ended their unbeaten home record that started in 2009.
The sight of Heathens’ players walking to the dugout in pain and anguish after their 14-13 loss to champions elect Kobs last weekend summarised the tale of their substandard season.
There has surely been little to cheer about through the course of their season. A virtuous display accompanied by a good result is all the former champions need to salvage some pride by finishing the season on a high when they cross the road to engage homeboys Ezee Money Rhinos at Legends Rugby Club this evening.
“The mood in our camp has not changed,” said Heathens skipper Michael Wokorach.
“We accepted the Saturday loss and are planning to come back strong against Rhinos. Being the last game of the season, we want to finish it on a high.”
But Rhinos, who are equally hurting, after coming off two consecutive losses to Kobs and Toyota Buffaloes, will be no oat meal.
They have already consolidate fourth position, a great improvement from last season when they were sixth and believe a win will help them win over more admirers.
“Our attitude has been right throughout the season,” said inspirational eighth man John Musoke. “Each of us looks forward to such a big game and we want to give it our all.”