Coveted Copa Cola Secondary Schools Tournament Kicks Off in Hoima

The Saints Fc hopes of a direct promotion place suffered a major setback after the Namboole side was beaten 2-1 by Soroti Garage in Soroti.

The hosts did not show any signs of fear, decease see attacking Saints Fc from the word go with the first chance coming just 30 seconds from kickoff, when Paul Emunyu was brought down by Saints Skipper, Geoffrey Bwire inside the forbidden area and the referee did not hesitate to point at the spot.

Emunyu then converted the resulting penalty in the second minute firing on the top left corner beyond Male’s reach for the opener. The Saints retaliated a minute later through a beautiful pass from Aziz Mubiru but Sam Matovu was too slow to beat the keeper.

The Saints survived another scare on the 24th minute when Male was rounded only for Bwire to clear from the goal line. Coach Twinamatsiko then introduced Vianne Sekagujo for Ivan Okot desperate for an early equalizer.  But the change was not fruitful until the break.

Emunyu doubles the lead

Saints resumed with the second change of the day, Nicholas Odong replacing Robert kasolo . The change seemed positive with the sub coming close twice only to be denied by the wood work and the keeper’s brilliance.

On the 70th minute Odong made good ‘one-two’ passes through soroti’s defense only to be cleared, with it resulting into a speedy left counter attack but Bwire intercepted for a corner kick. Emunyu headed the resultant corner passed the whole Saints’ defense into the net sending the Soroti fans abuzz.

Alex Kitata extended his tally to thirteen, just five minutes to time but it only remained to be called a consolation goal for the visitors.


“It was a bad day but we blame the officiating, maybe there was a third party involved,” the Saints coach Twinamatsiko told Chimpreports through a phone call.

The Saints now remain at 51 points after 22 games, one below leaders Jinja Municipal who travel to Zombo to face Paidha before they both clash on Thursday 7th May in what may turn to be the title decider. Saints will face Namasagali FC on Sunday 3rd May in Namboole in their next game.

Saints XI: Ramadan Male, Denis Rukundo, Robert Kasolo, Geoffrey Bwire, Aziz Mubiru, Ivan Okot, Joseph Kasekende, Sam Matovu, Kamada Ssebagala, Fred Kyambadde, Bukenya Kitata.

The 23rd edition of the national post primary football tournament popularly known as Copa Coca Cola kicked off Monday morning.

A total of 65 schools from 12 sub regions are participating in the two week long competition being held in Hoima district. There is a total of eight groups with 7-8 teams. Two teams qualify from the groups. All the schools are being accommodated at Duhaga SS.

The draws were carried out on Sunday evening and screening of players is still ongoing. Only students below 20 years are eligible to participate.

Record Champions Kibuli SS under the tutorship of KCC FC coach Abdullah Mubiru are the defending champions.

There are eight groups as follows;

Group A:

Premier SS, viagra buy Citizen Isingiro, sildenafil Bulo Parents, Buhobe, Old Kampala, Masaka SS, Adwari.

Group B:

Jinja S.S, Kigezi College, St. Andrews, Lugazi, Ngora High School, Risa College, Nansana, Lango College, Kasese Muslim, Royal Giants.

Group C:

Kabalega, Uganda Martyrs Kangulumira, Tororo Town College, Sentah College, St.Joseph’s College Layibi, Christ School Bundibugyo.

Group D:

Kitara Model, St. Charles Lwanga Kasasa, Kawempe Muslim, Bright Light, St Julian, Angal S.S, Moroto High.

Group E:

Jinja College, Mbale Progressive, St Leos’ Kyegobe, Mvara S.S , Masaba S.S Mbale, St. Mary’s Kitende, Risah Standard College Lugazi.

Group F:

Nawanyago S.S Kamuli, Rock High Tororo, Welden S.S, Kiboga Progressive, Kigezi High School, Kitugum High School, Lubiri S.S, Amus College.

Group G:

Agape S.S, Timuna S.S, Wagwa High School, London College, Monsignor S.S, Kibuli S.S, Kaberamaido S.S.

Group H:

Duhaga S.S, Arua Public School, Mulusa Academy, Wobulenzi, Sironko Progressive, Kabale Brain Storm S.S, Nyakasinga Che S.S and Kakungulu  Memorial S.S.

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