Name: Asiimile Amos
Weight: 86 kgs
Height: 5.8 ft
Position : Hooker / Flanker
Current club: Impis RFC
- Current club chairman since October 2017
- Captain of the Makerere University rugby team
- Captained the Makerere University rugby team at the recently concluded East African games in Dodoma.
- Part of the national university select team that represented Uganda in the World university championships held in Swakopmund, Namibia where Uganda was 6th out of 12 teams thus qualifying for the next tournament in Argentina set for 2021
Amos was born 24 years ago in Bushenyi in a family of 9 where he is the last born. Unfortunately, he lost his mother at the tender age of 3 and has been staying with his big brother ever since.
“ I did my kindergarten at Kawempe Dicolus primary school before going to Standard Junior primary school Zana for my primary one to seven.”
He later joined Ntare school for his O’level (2008-2011) then had his A’ level at Namilyango college.
“ I am currently in my final year at Makerere university doing B.com majoring in Finance and Banking.”
Amos started playing rugby in Form 1 at Ntare school with his first rugby lesson being administered by popular old boy of the school; Zeno Owora Othieno who was then in Form 6 at the time. By Form 3, Amos had made the school team and was the vice captain.
“ Given my rugby background, after my F4 i was able to join the prestigious Namilyango college that further helped me nurture my rugby skills under coaches; Pio Ambrose and Walakira Emmanuel.”
“ In my first year at Ngo, i was more exposed to rugby and the basic rules and tactics of the game – it was the same year that the school won all three categories U14, U16 & U19.”
He trained with Impis in his senior six vacation and played his first game off the bench against Kyadondo side; Stallions. He has donned the Impis shirt with pride ever since.
Life outside rugby
He is mainly involved in his books outside rugby as he has to balance both sides to see that he succeeds on both fronts.
He is also a part timer with Oriflame Uganda as a consultant.
Favorite rugby moment
“ Representing Uganda at the world university championships in Namibia”
Worst rugby moment
“ It was a tournament in Kenya (Kings of rugby, Maseno edition) – I dislocated my wrist in the first minute of the game meaning my tournament was done. Watching and not being able to play is painful.”
Role model in life
“ My big brother; Namara Obed – he has watched me grow up and raised me into the man i am now and i always look up to him.”
Favourite rugby players
“ Antony Musiimenta of Impis – “ Playing with him on pitch is like nothing else, he has also helped to push me to do better always.”
Philip Wokorach – He is humble and down to earth and a hard worker
All Blacks players – Kieran Read and Ben smith.
Future rugby aspirations
“To work harder and make it to the senior national team. I am still young and strong, i believe i can make it given the chance to prove myself.”
“ Club wise, i am Impis for life and i believe that i’m the most expensive player because no amount of money can buy me from here to another club – I play for passion and for the better of the game.”
Message to upcoming players
“Stay humble, first develop as a player before taking on big challenges like joining big clubs. Otherwise the bench will always be warmer – gametime is everything, if you are at a club and you are not playing, that means you are not developing as a player which is the most important thing”
Message to the fans
“ A big thank you to all the loyal fans that always turn up for matches even during the heavy rains, you are the reason we keep playing the beautiful game – special thanks to Egumire Nyombi, the #1 impis fan”
“ And to all the Impis loyal fans, something big is coming, and thank you so much for sticking with us.”