The taste of defeat against Mongers in the Nile Special Rugby Premiership last Saturday at the `House of pain’, Entebbe, must have come as a surprise to holders Kobs considering the fact they had last lost a league game 20-22 to Buffaloes on March 16, 2013 at Kyadondo , having finished last season unbeaten.
“Losing to mongers was really hard, respect to Mongers, but as champions we did not expect to lose to them,” said Kobs coach Fred Mudoola.
Mudoola has asked his side to remain focused when they take on Pirates today in the `Kampala derby’ to avoid another shock result.
“The focus levels against Mongers were wanting. I think the boys took Mongers for granted and we paid the price,”
The former Cranes prop also believes that the loss against Mongers has not pushed them out of the title race and neither has it brought any panic in the camp.
“We have done nothing extraordinary this week. we have had our normal training sessions. It’s still early days and there are 12 games to play. All we have to do is return to winning ways,”
A revitalized Mongers side hopes to carry its home form when they play Rhinos at Legends Rugby Grounds. Mongers have beaten Buffaloes 21-17 and Kobs 28-15 at the House of pain.
Mongers coach Robert Powell is confident that his side can start winning more away games than they have done in the past.
“We can take on any side on a good day. My boys need to start believing they can win away from home against any side,” said Powell.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor