Heathens led the game for 79 minutes but did not have the nerve to contain the pressure from Kobs
Rugby Uganda Cup
Final: Kobs 15 Heathens 14
Third place: Pirates 19 Mongers 18
Shield Cup: Rams 13 Impis 14
Eagles 19 Swans 20
Queens 0 Thunderbirds 28 (walkover)
Betway Kobs’ coach Davis Kiwalabye was overwhelmed with joy after his side overcame Hima Cement Heathens 15-14 to successfully defend their Uganda Cup trophy.
“I cannot believe that we have won it again,” Kiwalabye said after team’s victory at the King’s Park, Bweyogerere on Saturday.
Robert Aziku scored the winning try with a conversion by Ivan Kirabo in the last minute sending Kobs fans into jubilation before referee Saudha Adiru blew the final whistle.
Kiwalabye, who came in as a caretaker coach, has now won two trophies for the team after the National 7s circuit crown.
He attributed the win to teamwork and perseverance saying the victory has motivated him to go for the league title whose action is scheduled to start on November 29.
“We now turn our focus on the league. We shall polish our forwards to match the opposition,” Kiwalabye added.
Heathens led the game for 79 minutes but did not have the nerve to contain the pressure from Kobs. They broke down in the closing stages conceding a try and conversion.
Heathens team captain Charles Uhuru attributed the defeat to panic and lack of concentration by his players.
“We had the game in our control but the boys panicked and failed to stay focused and that is how we conceded a try at the last minute,” Uhuru said.
He said the defeat was a learning lesson.