This Saturday, the Uganda Cup will come to a climax as 2012 Champions Kobs and holders Pirates lock horns. The Pirates will be gad to welcome back forwards Desire Ayera and Joel Anguyo, and 7s super star Timothy Kisiga.
Desire ayera hasn’t been in action for Pirates in about two months with his last piece of action being the last edition of the 7s series at Kyadondo (Floodlights). Ayera missed the national 7s team outing to Tunisia due to school commitments and the Pirates gaffer Coach Musinguzi extended his absence giving him more time out to get his issues in order. Ayera returns alongside old gun Joel Anguyo whose boot came in handy substituting perennial kicker, Conrad Wanyama, on the road to the 15s title in March.
Timothy Kisiga is the other player Pirates would love to have back. The mercurial back-liner was kept out of action because of a hamstring injury gotten while on national duty with the 7s team in Tunisia. Timothy, just like Desire, last featured for Pirates during the Floodlights.
.@piratesrugbyUG XV to play Kobs:
15.TIMOTHY KISIGA pic.twitter.com/zGK0WqV3XZ
— Kratos Sports Rugby (@kratosrugby) October 26, 2018
The return of several stars means a change to what we have been seeing. Kisiga returns to his preferred fullback position, meaning Haruna Muhammad, who was full back last weekend, shifts to inside center. Eric Mula, who completed the midfield with Isaac Massa, will drop to the bench. With Anguyo’s return, Kelvin Balagade drops to the bench and Ayera’s return means Isaac Rujumba will flank, pushing Pius Mwanje to the bench.
Pirates are the current holders of the Uganda Cup and will be looking to defend their crown this weekend.
Uganda Cup 2018
Final : Black Pirates Vs Betway Kobs
Time – 4pm
Venue – Legends Sports Grounds
Pirates team to play Kobs:
1. Ivan Wavamuno, 2. Nathan Bwambale, 3. Edgar Pajob, 4. Joel Anguyo, 5. Frank Kidega, 6. Musa Muwonge, 7. Isaac Rujumba, 8. Desire Ayera 9. Conrad Wanyama, 10. Ivan Magomu, 11. Timothy Odongo, 12. Isaac Massa, 13. Haruna Muhammad, 14. Baron Kasozi, 15. Timothy Kisiga
Reserves : 16. Gideon Wabwire, 17.Keith Yongera, 18. Owen Babiiha, 19. Kelvin Balagade, 20. Pius Mwanje, 21. Brian Ochan, 22. Eric Mula, 23. Ramond Emanzi, 24. David Busingye