Sport
Rugby: Uganda’s Rwenzori crash out of Bamburi tourney
Publish Date: May 25, 2014
Rugby: Uganda’s Rwenzori crash out of Bamburi tourney
Kenyan rugby side UAP Kifaru proved too strong for their Ugandan rivals Rwenzori Hima in Nakuru. PHOTO/Johnson Were
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Johnson Were in Nakuru

Saturday results

UAP Kifaru 35 Rwenzori Hima 22
Ndovu 27 Chui 10

Uganda’s Hima Cement Rwenzori limped to a 22-35 defeat against Kenya’s UAP Kifaru in Nakuru on Saturday, failing to make it to the semi-final of the Bamburi Rugby Super Series tournament.

The result narrowed the tournament down to a Kenyan affair because Uganda’s second franchise Protector Victoria had crashed out in the first place.

Rwenzori started the game well and dominated both territory and possession, managing a 3-0 lead courtesy of an Adrian Kasito penalty in three minutes but Kifaru scrum-half George Mutuku leveled seven minutes later on with a penalty.

Pius Shiundu extended the Kenyans’ lead with a try and Mutuku converted to stretch the lead to 10-3 before the Ugandan ruggers replying in similar fashion through Isaac Tago and (again) Kasito, respectively, to level 10-10.

Rwenzori then broke down, giving Brad Odwako and Dan Othieno a try each with Mutuku converting one to stretch the lead to 22-10 for the hosts, and plunge their opponents even further.


It was an intense away encounter for the Rwenzori side. PHOTO/Johnson Were

Alvin Othieno and Kevin Bundi added a try each and Paul Muikia was spot on with the penalty to wrap up a convincing victory despite Rwenzori climbing to 22 through a penalty and another try by Ronald Mussajja.

Kifaru coach Charles Ngovi said his side’s triumph was the end product of the ingredients of hard work and good conditioning of his players.

“We were a bit panicky in the first half but the boys regained composure and stayed on our game plan which eventually gave us victory,” he said post-match.

The Uganda franchise is sponsored by Hima Cement, Shell V Power and AON Insurance.


Also related to this story

Kenya hammers Uganda Bamburi franchise teams

Fimbo crash out of Bamburi Series contention

Victoria thumped out of Bamburi Series

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Massa sinks Chippa, warns Ghana
Geoffrey Massa inspired his South Africa Premier Soccer League side Amatuks to their first win of the season on Wednesday and later declared that; “Bring on Ghana”...
Uganda teams urged on discipline at EA S.S Championships
Uganda’s teams to the 13th edition of the East African Secondary School Championships have been urged to observe discipline so as to shine...
Chemusto makes 1500m final in Nanjing
All that 16-year old Janat Chemusto, needed at the first race in the Nanjing Olympic Stadium of the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games 2014 was to be among the first ten in order to qualify for the Sunday finals of 3000m....
Sports a lucrative means of financial empowerment
Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has urged the youth to engage in sports as an enterprise that he said can provide a steady source of income besides keeping them healthy...
Youth Olympic Games: Balimumiti braces for tough race
Ugandan Geoffrey Balimumiti gets to the Nanjing Olympic Sports Stadium on Friday night to battle seven other athletes for a slot in the Monday final of the 800m of the 2nd Youth Olympic Games in the eastern city of China, Nanjing...
Senegal U19s barred entry into Uganda
THE government has barred Senegal’s U-19 rugby national team from entering Uganda following the Ebola outbreak in the West Africa region...
Will strict traffic laws reduce road accidents?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter