Tagy's Habibu Oloya dribbles during their game against Entebbe Parents S.S Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Entebbe Zone Copa Qualifiers 2017:

Quarter finals Results:

  • Kisubi Mapera 3-0 Jovens High School
  • St. Mary’s College, Kisubi 0-1 Kisubi High School
  • Entebbe International SS 1-2 Boston
  • Entebbe Parents 1 (7) – 1  (6) Tagy
[/media-credit] Tagy’s Habibu Oloya dribbles during their game against Entebbe Parents S.S Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Kisubi High School eliminated favorites St Mary’s College, Kisubi out of the Entebbe Zonal Copa Schools Championship qualifiers.

Team captain Emmanuel Loki scored the lone goal of the well-attended match at Kiwafu Playground in Entebbe Municipality, Division B.

Loki scored a superb goal with five minutes to the end of the game first interrupted by players from Divine S.S, Kitala who claimed they were the bonafide team to play in the quarter finals.

Organizers led by the chairman organizing committee Robert Segawa and the Kitoro Police Officer in Charge, Wambi took more than one hour to convince highly charged Divine S.S players to move out of the field play before the match started.

Kisubi Mapeera, Boston High School and Entebbe Parents S.S were the other three sides that qualified to semi-finals that will be played next week.

Dauda Mutyogoma netted a brace and Ivan Kanda was also on target as Kisubi Mapeera outmuscled Jovens 3-0 in a one sided encountered.

Boston High were 2-1 winners over Entebbe International in a closely contested match.

Allan Evans Matovu and Ivan Mugisha were on the score sheet for Hussein Mulawa’s coached Boston.

Fred Mwanje scored a late goal for Entebbe International to give the match a tense finish.

In the final quarter final of the day, crowd darling Entebbe Parents overcame another well cheered side Tagy 7-6 in post match penalties to seal a semi-final slot.

Normal time had ended in a 1-1 stalemate. Ali Katimbo gave Entebbe Parents the lead in the 17th minute before Ivan Mulema made amends to force the game into penalties.

In the penalty shoot out, Katimbo, Farid Waako, Daudi Tumwene, Steve Ojok Nassan, Daudi Kiwumulo and Yosam Mujjemu were on target for Entebbe Parents as Salim Muhammed missed.

Solomon Semakula, Shafic Mukakata, Ivan Muleme, Habibu Oloya, Ibungu Wakwinga and Anthony Mulenzi scored for Tagy.

Moses Olaboro and William Busuulwa missed for Steven ‘Ferguson’ Kintu’s coached Tagy.

[/media-credit] Tagy School line up prior to their match against Entebbe Parents at Kiwafu Play ground in Entebbe Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Chairperson of the Entebbe Zone Schools’ football committee, Segawa hailed the competition that he termed competitive and a complete success;

We have had a competitive tournament so far.

We forward a successful climax next Wednesday when we have the semi-finals and finals to determine the three zonal representatives who will play at the Wakiso District qualifiers.

The turn up throughout the group stages has also been promising

The semi-finals and final of the Entebbe Zonal championship shall also held at Kiwafu playground on Wednesday, 29th March 2017.

[/media-credit] Entebbe Parents XI against Tagy School in the quarter finals Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

The Wakiso region qualifiers will be hosted by Entebbe with playing grounds in Kisubi (SMACK, Kisubi Mapeera, Seminary and Kisubi Technical grounds) already confirmed to be used.

The national finals will be hosted at Masaka Secondary School between May 6th to 20th 2017.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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