In a whirlwind journey that has left rugby enthusiasts in awe, Walukuba Barbarians is blazing a trail in the Nile Special 7s. Emerging from the shadows, this aspiring rugby club from Jinja is proving to be a force to be reckoned with, leaving their mark on the national league.
After a remarkable return to the Nile Special Rugby league, Walukuba Barbarians demonstrated their prowess, securing their place by finishing 8th out of 10 teams with 23 points. The real showstopper, however, lies in their ongoing Nile Special 7s performance, where they are currently ranked an impressive 7th with 22 points after two thrilling circuits: Stone City 7s and Kitugum 7s.
Their journey took flight with a highly anticipated Jinja derby against Jinja Hippos rugby club, where they emerged triumphant with a thrilling 10-7 victory in the Stone City 7s. This was just the beginning of a series of stellar performances that has put them firmly on the rugby map.
Head Coach Leonard Lubambula’s pride is evident as he speaks about the team’s progress. The players are in exceptional form, their minds focused, and their determination unwavering. Partnering with Muluse Technical and other supporters has propelled the team forward, leading to remarkable progress. Nile Special’s financial backing, facilitated by the Uganda Rugby Union, has provided a solid foundation for their success.
The team’s ambitious goal is to secure a top-five finish in this year’s national 7s, and they are resolute in achieving it. Looking ahead to the Kyabazinga circuit, where they dazzled last year, they are eager to build on their prior success for an electrifying showdown as they host the final circuit of the Nile Special 7s.
Captain Bob Kawandaa’s leadership has been nothing short of outstanding. The team’s youthful age group, backed by sheer determination, has proven to be a formidable combination. Their hard work ethic is unmatched, and their commitment to each other is the key to their growing success. Minor injuries have not hindered their determination to keep pushing forward.
The rise of Walukuba Barbarians extends beyond the field, touching the hearts of aspiring players like Shakim Ssebusi. His pride in donning the Walukuba Barbarian jersey is palpable as he seizes every opportunity to showcase his talent to the world.
Their exceptional journey has caught the eye of sponsors, with Muluse Technical stepping in to support the club out of love for the sport. The partnership is a testament to the hardworking coaching staff and players, who have built something extraordinary. Together, they are embarking on a journey to greater heights.
With every game they play, Walukuba Barbarians leaves an indelible mark on the rugby scene. Their dynamic rise has everyone captivated, and their unwavering spirit has set the internet abuzz. Rugby enthusiasts and fans alike are keeping a keen eye on this formidable team, as they stand ready to upset the big giants of the league.
All eyes are now on the upcoming Rujumba 7s at the Kings Park arena, hosted by the current national 15s champions, Stanbic Black Pirates Rugby Club this Saturday. Walukuba Barbarians exudes confidence as they prepare to deliver a spectacular show, proving that their star is truly on the rise in Ugandan rugby.