“Winning the title will require the grace of God. We have to put in more hard work to get the Job done” Musinguzi added.
Nile Stout Rugby League Results
Pirates 13 Rams 15
Rhino 21 Mongers 33
Heathens 56 Hippos 0
Buffalos 13 Warriors 8
Impis 13 Kobs 68
Former Champions Stanbic Black Pirates suffered the biggest shock on Saturday in their quest for the 2019/2020 Nile Stout Premier Rugby League title.
The 2017 champions suffered a title dent when they lost 15-13 to Mulago Rams on home turf in Bweyogerere and dropped from the fourth to sixth position on the 10 team league table log.
Losing three games out of six has left Pirates' coach Robert Musinguzi with no option but to rest his confidence in the hands of God, because it seems the fight should turn on second position.
"We didn't assert ourselves enough to win the game, so we lost narrowly," Musinguzi said.
"Winning the title will require the grace of God. We have to put in more hard work to get the Job done" Musinguzi added.
Meanwhile in the other games played, at Kyadondo former Hima Cement Heathens' coach Robert Sseguya received a rude welcome as his side (Jinja Hippos) was whipped 56-0 by the defending champions Heathens.
Lawrence Ssebuliba scored two tries, Aaron Ofoyrwoth, Robert Masendi, Joseph Oyet, Alex Mubiru and Scot Oluoch managed a try each before Oyet gain added two conversions.
Sseguya was however impressed by the performance of his boys.
"I'm impressed by the way they played. We were 19 players, some still injured but we put up agood fight. They were superior in the park and we have learnt something we are going to address before second leg" Sseguya said.
Heathens stretched their lead on table standing to 28points, four ahead of Betway Kobs in Second Position.
Plascon Mongers who defeated Shell Rimula Rhinos 33-21 climbed two positions to third position with 17 points while Warriors alsom17 points are in fourth position and Buffaloes are fifth with 15 points.