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Black Pirates stifle Heathens as KOBs return to the Top

by Nnalubaale Sports
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The social media commentary this week is to be dominated by the Black Pirates, who completed a league double over defending Champions Heathens, for only the second time in the club’s 25-year history.

The Black Pirates remain on course to win their second-ever league title following a hard-earned 6-8 win on enemy ground.

Workhorse Sydney Gongodyo scored the five-pointer that proved the difference between the two heavyweights.

Sydney Gongodyo celebrating the only try of the game

The early morning rains ensured that the pitch was muddy and unbearable, but this did not deter the rugby faithful from thronging Kyadondo Rugby Club to watch two of the best sides take on each other.

Black Pirates, reading right out of Coach Marvin Odongo’s notes, rewrote the manuscript on defence as they withstood everything they threw at them and returned it in the same measure.

Two penalties from an unlikely source in Michael Amollo put Heathens in a position to walk away with the win until Gongodyo found the whitewash in the second half for a try, and the eventual win to condemn Heathens to third position.

That result sets up a mouthwatering finale to the league with new table leaders, KOBs, and the second-placed Pirates set to renew subscriptions for their rivalry and animosity at Legends on the last day of the season.

Wild celebrations by Black Pirates fans

KOBs take maximum advantage

The KOBs ascended to the top of the log after making an easy do of the Walukuba Barbarians outside Kampala in Jinja.

Pius Ogena drew closer to the try-scoring record of 22, held by fellow Kampala Old Boys player Justin Kimono and living legend Allan Musoke.

Pius has crossed the white line 19 times this season and will be looking to continue this form, inspiring KOBs to reclaim the Nile Special Premiership title from the Heathens.

In more news of suffering for Kyadondo sides, everything that could have gone wrong for the Buffaloes went wrong as they unsuspectingly fell 6-3 to the relentless Rhinos.

This win further cemented the Rhinos in a safety zone, while the Buffaloes surrendered the fourth position to the Jinja Hippos who got their revenge on Impis, winning 17-07.

By: James Kavuma

Courtesy photos

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