There were very extreme reactions from students of St. Maria Gorreti Secondary School located in Kabale district, Western Uganda, following misunderstandings between the school administration and the scholars concerning Saturday’s English Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United football clubs.

The late evening kickoff at Emirates stadium caused a severe outburst of emotion at about 10pm at the school premises after the students were stopped by the administration from watching the highly anticipated match.

According to the head teacher, Silver Begambagye, the administration argued that the students go to their libraries and respective classes to commence revision for the end of year exams as per routine, but the students insisted that they really wanted to watch the game between the English Premier League giants.

The angry students, who were over 300 in number eventually stormed the administration block in the dark, armed with sticks, bricks and vandalized property, breaking the glass windows. They later proceeded to the science laboratory, library before finally smashing the classroom windows.

According to local daily New Vision, the rampant lot also stole school sports uniforms before injuring a teacher who was admitted to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital with very serious injuries. The school has since been closed and students in form one, two, three and five were sent home pending disciplinary action. Oddo Arigye, the Kabale Municipality Principal Education Officer said:
We decided to close the school because the damage caused was too much
Manchester United claimed a 2-1 victory over Arsenal thanks to Kieran Gibbs own goal and a strike from skipper Wayne Rooney to move fourth on the table in the Premier League.

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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