The Buffaloes are defying odds and racking up many points despite losing many players. Their story, prior to this season has been one that was deemed unfair by many “rugby people” while some were saying that the occurrences at Kyadondo are nothing more than a norm of how things are done at the club.
After a very strong 2017 fifteens campaign coupled with a gallant showing in the recently concluded national sevens series, the Buffaloes were then stripped of many of their core players who had been promoted to the senior team of the Kyadondo set up; the Hima cement Heathens.
It would take a toll on any team to lose the likes of Charles Uhuru, Simon Olet, Kevin Keremundu, Paul Epilo, Robert and Paul Masendi, just to mention but a few. All the above have been integral to the resurgence of the Heathens this season. Heathens sits second on points difference and remains unbeaten having extended that run last weekend after claiming victory over eternal foes – Betway Kobs.
Many had condemned Buffaloes to struggle among the relegation gang but the Toyota sponsored side has shown its resolve and the power of the Kyadondo grade system – the Buffaloes are very much in the top four race on 13 points, level with the Black Pirates.
Buffaloes surprised many with big performances in the most unlikely of situations – most notably; a win away against the Mongers and a humbling of Shell Rimula Rhinos despite their size disadvantage.
It is safe to say that the Buffaloes are the dark horse of this league and continue to defy odds as they make lemonade out of a very small lemon. Led by the clique that remained in Eddie Kayima, Innocent Gwoktho, Stephen Alul and Odhiambo – they have orchestrated what many never hoped.
This weekend, they face Walukuba Barbarians which presents a perfect opportunity to get a bonus point win and continue their climb to the top. While everyone is focusing on Kobs, Heathens, Pirates and Warriors – Buffaloes look like a shock brewing and yet to explode.