Brian Odongo: KOBs Confirm Retirement Of Long Serving Player

Betway KOBs have confirmed that Prop Brian Odongo has finally retired from both club and international rugby.

Odongo, a prop, has been on and off the pitch in recent years due to a knee injury.

The defending champions have stated that Odongo will continue as the Club Secretary.

“The KOBs family and rugby fraternity will forever be indebted to Brian Odongo for the selflessness, leadership, joyful moments, wins and losses that manifested during his magnificent rugby career,” new KOBs chairman Dr Tonny Stone Luggya said in a statement.

“Players come and go but Odongo can never be replaced so we at KOBs say Thank you captain Fantastic.”

Best of his generation – Brian Odongo. Courtesy photo

The Development comes a day before KOBs start their Rugby Premiership title defence against Impis at Legends.

Odongo is a former student of St Mary’s College Kisubi (SMACK) and Namilyango College where he started his Rugby journey and also graduated with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering at Makerere University.

He joined KOBs through their junior team, the BOKS before he was promoted to the senior team in 2008, the same year in which he made his National team (Rugby Cranes) debut against Kenya in the Elgon Cup.

He captained Uganda in 2014, given the armband by coach Peter Magona.

He was named KOBs Captain in 2010 by coach Fred Mudoola and was recently replaced by Brian Asaba.

After a career-threatening injury in February 2018, he made a return in 2020 against Makerere Impis at Legends.

His honors include league titles in 2008 and 2014.


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