KAMPALA- Toyota Buffaloes handed Buzz Black Pirates their third Nile Special Rugby Premiership loss of the campaign at Legends on Friday.

The final score was 14-7 to the visitors, hence giving third placed Betway Kobs a reason to smile as they can now close in.

Buffaloes looked tactically ready for Sea Robbersirates as they suffocated each of their attacks.

Robert Masendi opened the scoring with a penalty before Solomon Okia intercepted a Conrad Wabyama pass to score Buffaloes’ only try and send the travelling fans into frenzy.

Ivan Magomu, Harunah Mohammed and Musa Muwonge combined well for Pirates to give the crowd yet another of their well crafted tries before Fred Odur added two penalties to frustrate the hosts and their fans.

“Playing against Buffaloes has never been easy,” said Pirates captain Marvin Odongo.
“We had a bad day and they utilised it well enough because they are a good side.”

Buffaloes coach Edgar Lemirigah was happy with the victory despite the feeling that the score margin should have been more than a mere seven points. “I am happy we won against a good side but it could have been better,” he reasoned.

Buffaloes play Hima Heathens next and they are not planning to rest on their laurels. “We are focusing on our next game when we play Heathens in the Kyadondo derby and we hope to get a positive result,” said Lemirigah. Elsewhere, Heathens and Cranes center Michael Wokorach broke news of pondering retirement on his Facebook page after a series of injuries that are making him think his body has had enough.

“Signs I should retire, now my jaw is gone. Maybe the body has allowed. The injuries are coming in one after the other, something that is frustrating me. Maybe it is a sign I should retire,” said Wokarach.
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