The Makerere Rams got their first win of the season last weekend against the Barbarians of Walukuba. Despite failing to get a bonus point in their maiden victory, Lumu and his troops will hope that their first four pointer was symbolic in changing their fortunes henceforth.
The MRI sponsored team returns to the Graveyard this weekend where they host familiar foes in the guise of the DusuPay Warriors who have been nothing short of red hot thus far. Derbies are nothing to underestimate if last Friday’s lions cup is anything to go by and the Rams will be fully aware of the advantage they have being at home and knowing where to hit the Warriors for it to hurt. Last season saw Warriors lose at the same grounds which will prove a meaningful psychological advantage for the home team who always make it hell for the purple shirted visitors.
Lumu will be banking on his wealth of experience led by Jude Rwakayanja to ensure they can get a much needed 2nd win that would see them get some daylight away from the relegation zone. Rams is popular for their famed kicking game complimented by a workaholic group that diligently follows the game plan to the letter and shall be hoping that the above along with motivation from a first win, will be enough to stop the DusuPay Warriors freight train.
Former Rams player; Nelson Mandela will not be available for the Warriors having hurt his knee in their resounding win against the Hippos – a reunion on the field shall have to wait as he will be a spectator just like many of the visiting fans.
It’s been a tough early set of fixtures for Rams but Saturday presents an opportunity to steer themselves back to the right track. The question is, “Do they have what it takes to match the Warriors?”
Makerere Rugby grounds – 4.30 pm