“We are aware that Mongers are a fighting team.”
PIC: Walukuba players gang up on Kob’s Kobonero (holding ball) during their Uganda Cup match in Jinja. Kobs won 71-10. (Credit: Johnson Were)
Rams v Heathens
Kobs v Mongers
Pirates v Warriors
Buffaloes v Rhinos
For the last decade, games between Mongers and Kobs have always been a mouthwatering duel.
For that matter, Kobs assistant coach Edmond Tumusiime has cautioned his boys against complacency when the two side meet once again this Saturday for the quarterfinal of the Uganda Cup.
“Yes, we had good game today with a convincing 71-10 win over Walukuba but that should not be a yardstick to relax when we meet Mongers,” he said after their victory in Jinja on Saturday.
“We are aware that Mongers are a fighting team, but we have identified the areas of concern to polish within the course of the week. So, expect a good game.”
In the Jinja contest, Conrad Mukwaya scored four tries, Edwine Ssempebwa two while Davis Kiwalabye, Robert Aziku, Enock Muhire, Isaac Tago and Humphrey Magero each scored a try.
James Injongat added eight conversions.
For Walukuba, Paul Kalungi managed a consolation try and Paul Bwire a conversion and penalty for the hosts.
“We tried our best but it was a learning game for us as we prepare for the league,” Walukuba coach Leo Lubambula said.
In other games, Mongers thrashed Busitema 165-0 to cruise to the last-eight.
Rhinos beat Soroti rangers 97-0, Pirates whipped Mbale Elephants 76-17, Buffaloes beat Impis 41-3 and Warriors defeated Stallions 35-12 to advance to the quarterfinals on Saturday.
Pirates are the Uganda Cup defending champions.
Uganda Cup results
Mbale 17 Pirates 76
Stallion 12 Warriors 35
Kyambogo 0 Heathens 134
Impis 3 Buffaloes 41
Rams 20 Hippos 17
Walukuba 10 Kobs 71
Busitema 0 Mongers 165
Soroti 0 Rhinos 97