Hima Heathens will face Black Pirates in the final of the rugby Uganda Cup final after eliminating Buffaloes and Kobs respectively in the semifinals.
In the games which were played at Kyadondo Rugby ground, Black Pirates dumped out stubborn Betway Kobs in an entertaining game decided at the death, with captain Ivan Magomu’s penalty for a 25-23 win to book the sea robbers a place in the final.
Pirates made their second consecutive final after missing out on the title to Kobs last year. This is the first time they make back-to-back finals for the first time in almost a decade and have lost two consecutive finals, in 2011 and 2016.
Heathens defeated Toyota Buffaloes 03-00 in the second semifinal with Chris Lubanga’s early penalty remaining the only score of the game.
Heathens still maintain their record of being unbeaten by Buffaloes in the 15s aside game.
Buffaloes will face Kobs in the third-place playoff before the final.
The Uganda Cup Final will be held on Saturday 4th November 2017 at Kyadondo Rugby Club.
Third place playoff
Toyota Buffaloes vs Betway Kobs – 2pm
Hima Cement Heathens vs Black Pirates – 4pm