- Event: Copa Schools Championship
- Date: 7th -20th May 2017
- Venue: Masaka Secondary School, Masaka
The Wakiso District Schools Football Association has disqualified Victoria High school, Nansana from representing the district at this year’s Copa nationals slated to kick-off in Masaka next week.
The decision to disqualify Victoria High was reached after a complaint lodged by Boston High Matugga who alleged that the Nansana-based school had fielded a student who had not sat for his Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) and thus had no transcript or certificate.
The development was confirmed by chairperson of Organizing Committee for the Wakiso District Schools’ football events, Gerald Katamba on Monday.
Speaking to Kawowo Sports, Katamba stated that they had conducted investigations that involved probing the alleged former school where the student is believed to have sat his PLE examinations and the Uganda Examinations Board (UNEB).
Yes. Victoria High was disqualified for using a non-bonfide player who had never sat for his Primary school examinations. It is a shame that schools disrespect themselves by fielding non students. We already confirmed Boston High Mpala to replace Victoria High.
During the Wakiso District qualifiers, Victoria had whipped Boston 3-0 at St Mary’s college, Kisubi.
Boston High head coach, Hussein Mulawa, who himself played a series of Copa Championships as a goalkeeper with Nabumali High school back in the days, praised the committee for listening and investigating their complaint.
The committee was respectful and deserves the praise. They made their own investigations coupled with our own evidence and the truth has been unearthed. Football has finally won.
As it stands, Wakiso district will be represented by the district champions St Mary’s Kitende, losing finalists Buddo S.S, St Julian and now Boston High School Mpala.
Boston, who had won the Entebbe Zone title thus becomes the first school ever from Entebbe zone to play at the nationals.
A total of 60 schools will play at the nationals in Masaka at Aga Khan Masaka S.S where Kibuli S.S is the defending champion.
Reporting day for the schools is Saturday, 6th May 2017 with the screening exercise set for the following day.
The tournament shall run from 8th to 20th May 2017.