Mulago-based Rugby Premiership outfits; Rams RFC over the weekend named their best players that stood out in the 2016/2017 top flight season including during the Uganda Cup.
The glamorous event dubbed the Rams Annual Dinner was held at Uganda Institute of Allied Health and Management Sciences, Mulago and was attended by various stake holders and the players themselves.
The event also involved Rugby Uganda Cup Shield trophy presentation that has been in Rams’ hands for three successive seasons.
Eliophaz Emong who was also named in the Rugby Cranes team that travelled to Kakamega, Kenya for the Elgon Cup build-up match against Kenya’s Kabras Sugar RFC was named best lock after his exceptional display in both the premiership and Uganda Cup.
Emong was also named the fans player of the year.
Trevor Ochan was named best Centre (sweeper) as Emma Kibirige claimed best fly half/ 2nd Centre honors.
Little know Ken Piriyo was named best flanker/lock as Jude Rwakayanga claimed the best hooker award.
Richard Lumu who also doubles as the team coach was not left out as he was also named in best backline category (Centre) along with Nelson Mandela as Robert Anguzu was named the best forward liner.
Julius Ceasar Tumuhairwe was named the player of the year for he had the highest number of tries in last year’s premiership.
Emong who left the event as the most decorated was a very happy man and is now aiming high.
”This is a clear reward for hard work but the bar is still high so I have to aim high in this season’s campaign,” noted Emong.
Rams will start this season’s premiership campaign against Sevens Circuit winners; Betway Kobs at Makerere Graveyard.
By Thomas Odongo
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