Somila Jho shines in a tight encounter between FNB UFH Blues and FNB UWC in Alice

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The University of Fort Hare rugby team bounced back after their shocking defeat against FNB WSU Thursday last week. The Luma ke Blues team as they are known had only three days to prepare for UWC match on Monday 13 February. “That’s a very short turn around period for a team that plays a collision sport like rugby but unfortunately that’s the nature of the game I mean the reality is we are no different to the other teams in the competition as they have the same match schedule as us, said Carlos Katywa the coach.

We asked the coach to reflect on Monday night’s game and he said credit must go out to the team for a much better performance which was pleasing to watch. They really tried very hard and hence our rugby community is so happy and so is the entire team management. Katywa also praised the fans for having patience and continuing to support the team even in very unkind weather. He further went on to acknowledge UWC as a quality team. He identified their past performances and the fact that they are the resent finalist. To win with a bonus point against them is a big plus for our guys as they are a quality outfit.

The coach sang high praises for Samila, “It is not in my nature to single out individual performances but this time I will have to do so with the   Man of the match performance from the inside centre Somila Jho saying he was really the difference between the two teams with a sterling performance. Katywa identified Somila’s ability with and without ball in hand including his ball distribution skills, evasive running skills and vision is amazing His physical attributes in defence where he makes massive tackles and turn over the opposition ball.

Somila Jho is also the talk of the town in Alice already and possess leadership qualities. He communicates very well with those around him and make sure that everyone knows what the next move. He has shown more than enough that he will play big rugby in future and the signs are there already.