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Impis, Hippos and Buffaloes set to honour fallen heroes

by Emmanuel Sama
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It’s almost a year since Ugandan rugby legend Robert Seguya lost the battle to Leukemia, but his name is still on the lips of the rugby fraternity.

Through his industrious rugby career, he heavily impacted Hippos and Buffaloes rugby clubs, not only as a coach, but also as a player.

The two teams came up with an initiative to extend the legacy of the legend through a memorial rugby challenge named after him, ‘The Robert Seguya Cup’.

The inaugural Robert Seguya cup will be played in a 3 match series with the first leg happening this Saturday at Dam Waters in Jinja.

Elsewhere in Makerere, the Impis continue to celebrate the life of fallen club legend Katongole “Katso” Kisembo who also succumbed to cancer back in 2011.

This will be the 9th edition of the annual Katso Memorial match which had taken a hiatus due to COVID-19.

The annual memorial cup is held between the Impis team and the Katso select which consists of friends, fans and relatives to the fallen hero.

In this year’s edition, the club also honours Graham “Bandale’ Mubanda who was attacked by unknown people and succumbed to injuries last year, shortly after being signed by Impis.

To cut the long story short, solidarity, as one of the core values of rugby, is realized through such games.

This is the epitome of the sport providing a unifying spirit that leads to lifelong friendships, camaraderie, teamwork and loyalty which transcends cultural, geographic, political and religious differences.

Written by Emmanuel Sama

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