Nile Knights won the delayed all-Ugandan final of the inaugural Twenty20 East Africa Premier League, by defeating Rwenzori Warriors by five wickets. Originally the event was scheduled for November 2011, but heavy rains meant the event had to be postponed twice.
The Knights won the toss and put the Warriors in to bat at the Nairobi Gymkhana on Saturday afternoon, and their tight bowling spearheaded by openers Daniel Ruyange and Asadu Seiga restricted them to 90 for 8. However skipper, Davis Arinaitwe (3 for 14) and Raymond Otim (1 for 14) proved the key for the Knights.
In reply, Arthur Kyobe gave the Knights a flying start with 29 off 17 balls, including five fours and a six, and by the time he was dismissed, the Knights were almost halfway through their target. Man of the Match Jonathan Ssebanja who took (3 for 5) put the breaks in the middle overs as 41 for no loss became 58 for 5, but Benjamin Musoke made an assured 26 not out to steer his side home finishing the match with a six to lift the coveted trophy.