Having had last year’s league canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Nile Stout Rugby premiership got a normalcy of starting the league afresh. At the canceling of the league, Impis was was laying at the bottom of the table.
At the restart, the club had a hope of improving their performance after they made some signings but all in vain. The club has gone on to lose the first two of its games since the restarting of the tournament.
The Impis started with the Mongers at their home ground, the graveyard but to their dismay, they lost the game towards the blowing of the final whistle.
Four of the new signings l had their debut against the Mongers but instead failed to convert the game to the winning tip. The new signings are; Godfrey Ayebare, Edmond Way, Gilbert Deng Ring and Aaron Atooke.
Talking to the head coach, Katuntu Emmanuel, said, “We have a good team that can compete so we’ll only need a great train and inspiration. We expect good results from the other matches.”
However, the Impis thought they could get their first win in Jinja while playing against the Jinja Hippos who were also hungry and thirsty for their first win. To a disappointment the Hippos through three tries from Emong, Echeru and Ebonga touched down the first half. The Hippos took their first lead with 19-3 points.
The Impis also fought hard in the last minutes to have a consolation from Muhumuza Kennedy making the score 38-08, in the favour of the Hippos.
The Hippos had the best way through as they had a simple game the young boys of Makerere. The match had a great turn up of the supporters as they were eagerly waiting to see their boys in the field play skilfully.
“The moment we have been waiting is now here for us. I expected this good performance from hard workers as I sought a first win of the league,” said Robert Seguya, head coach.
The Hippos captain, Ebonga expressed disappointment that they could score more points in this game. He said that they hope to improve in the next match against the Rhinos.
Impis’ coach Katuntu, has been tasked by the board to try all means to have the team provide the best results. The board urges that they provided adequate funds to cater for the team.