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Makerere Impis win the shield finals of rugby

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Simon Kabayo
Simon Kabayohttps://eagle.co.ug
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Last weekend on Saturday, Makerere Impis Rugby Club with their slogan ‘Arrogance’ faced the Rams with their slogan “endijjo eliwa tugirye” at the Makerere Rugby grounds for the finals.

The match was not easy as the two warriors showed energy and skills as the struggled for points in the eighty minutes of the full game. The ruby grounds which the termed the grave yard, indeed it was more of that. Players exhibited all their strength skills and speech to overcome each other.

However the Impis were the first to score in a penalty and led the game for the half time and later the Rams scored and went ahead of the opponent. The game was so tough as the spectators called it a Derby and they expected a lot of reactions from both sides.

As it is that in every game there is a loser and a winner, the Impis arrogantly tried their last chance from their striker Anthony and led the game in the last minutes.

The game went 14 points against 13 points in the favour of the Impis.

Talking to the Impis couch, Emmanuel Katuntu, he said that for the past they had never achieved such a win with a difference of one point. That this showed that the Rams were a good and focused team although the trough went to their side.

“This has been a tactical game that needed a lot of energy and endurance by my players. I have never received such a result with a mere difference of one point” he narrated.

Katuntu is a couch player, so when he noticed the weakNess of his boys he also entered the field an striked with his players to attain a late win.

Katuntu added they had lost in the first match and pushed to the shield category which is a lower position in the Uganda Rugby league.

In the shield category the defeated the Withens and Kyambogo University Club to appear for the final.

“We were annoyed after losing our first game but I had to motivate my players for this stage. And I am now happy that we have gone to the big league for the Nile Competitions,” he excitedly  added.

Ivan Semuwemba former presidential aspirant of the Rugby Competitions was the chief guest and handed over the trophy excitedly to the Impis.

“Rugby is the only game for life and I retired still wanting to play but the body could not allow. I appreciate the two teams and wish well the Impis in the Uganda league,” he said.

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