Jinja Hippos were too good at home, shocking Plascon Mongers with a 24-12 win after 80 minutes at the Dam Waters pitch in the eighth round of the Ugandan Rugby Premiership.
Jinja Hippos led 19-00 at some point in the game, but Mongers tried to fight their way back which was too little too late as Hippos pushed out a 24-12 victory over the Mongers, barely 48 hours after relieving Coach Kigongo of his coaching duties with the Entebbe based club.
We have tasked Wandicho John with the interim job of resuscitating the club following the termination of coach Kigongo ssebalamu earlier in the week.The club through mutual consent has decided to part ways with our longstanding coach. pic.twitter.com/qZlxgQG8yr
— Mongers rugby club (@Mongersfc) January 11, 2019
“We worked so hard to pick ourselves up and i believe it has yielded results. We are not ready to give away points to any team that crosses the Nile,” said Coach Saidi of the Jinja Hippos.
The Hippos have played four home games so far, losing two (to Pirates and Kobs) while winning the other two (against Rams and Mongers).
“The boys played well especially in defense that put Mongers down despite a few mistakes that we are going to work on. The Mongers team also gave us a contest and I believe they will pickup.”
With that win, the Hippos are now just one point below Mongers on the log standings and will be at home to Toyota Buffaloes for their last game of the first round.