With the Uganda Cup behind us, all eyes turn to the Nile Special Premiership as the 10 team round robin tournament kicks off this week. Among the five games to open the action, is a classic Kyadondo derby between 2017 champions Hima Cement Heathens and Toyota Buffaloes.
There is extra spice to this specific game this year as a bottling Heathens side from last season did a lot of recruiting with a large share of the recruitment coming from the other Kyadondo side, Buffaloes. A tune of at least 7 Buffaloes now turn out for the Heathens including Robert Okudi Masendi, Paul Masendi, Gerald Sewankambo, Paul Epilo, Kevin Kermundu, Charles Uhuru and Simon “Diego” Olet.
The two recently met in the third place playoff of the Uganda Cup and Heathens made easy work of their nemeses winning 36-08, with six tries against one from Buffaloes.
Buffaloes got the better of Heathens last season, winning both meetings, for the first time in the club’s history and finishing above them as well.
Buffaloes also did some recruiting to fill the gaps left behind and if the Uganda Cup is anything to go by, coach Edgar Lemerigar is happy about his boys’ progress.
“There is still a lot to do with this team. Many new faces. We have made errors and conceded soft tries but we are going to correct that,” said Coach Edgar Lemerigar of the Buffaloes.
“We are not yet their fully, but we are building. We will play our style. If things fail, we shall use a plan B. We always have a Plan B.”
Saturday, 10th November, 2018
Walukuba Barbarians Vs Black Pirates – Walukuba
DusuPay Warriors Vs Shell Rimula Rhinos – Legends
Toyota Buffaloes Vs Hima Cement Heathens – Kyadondo
Jinja Hippos Vs Betway Kobs – Dam Waters
Rams Vs Plascon Mongers – Graveyard
All games kickoff at 4:30pm