Action from some of the Copa Schools football qualifiers Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

2017 Copa Schools Championship

Round of 16 Results:

  • Kibuli SS 0 (3) – 0 (1) Buhobe SS
  • Buddo SS 1 (2) – 1 (3) Masaka SS
  • St Mary’s Kitende 2-0 St Joseph Layibi S.S
  • Dynamic S.S 3-0 Bishop Ngeri S.S
  • St.Julian 0-1 Nakaseke International
  • Jinja Progressive 2-0 Namagabi S.S
  • Jinja ss 2-0 Ryakasinga Che
  • Blessed Sacrament Kimanya 0 (5) – 0 (6) Citizen High School

Thomas Kabale was the hero with a late well struck goal from over 35 yards as Nakaseke International outwitted St Julian in the 2017 Copa schools’ football tournament on Wednesday.

In a rain laden game that followed the afternoon rains at the Arena playground in Kitovu was tight and too close to predict until the defining moment 10 minutes to full time.

Kabale struck the ball from an acute angle over the advancing goalie for the lone goal on the day.

The ball movement was often disrupted by the flooded terrain which hampered the free-flow passing.

Two Jinja sides, Jinja Progressive and Jinja S.S also qualified to the quarterfinal stage having defeated Namagabi and Ryakachinga Che respectively with an identical 2-0 scoreline.

Earlier in the morning, pre-tournament favourites, St Mary’s Kitende edged St Joseph College, Layibi 2-0 with two first half goals from Pius ”Muzeei” Wangi and Frank “Zagga” Tumwesigye at the Masaka Recreational stadium.

Reigning champions Kibuli S.S ejected Buhobe 3-1 in post match penalties after normal time had ended goalless.

Hosts Masaka S.S beat Buddo 3-2 in post match penalties. Jacob Okoa cancelled Saddam Masereka’s opener to force the game into penalties.

Dynamic S.S from Mukono were 3-0 winners against Bisho Ngeri in another Round of 16 duel.

The quarter finals will come on Thursday with the semi-finals slated for Friday.

Quarter final draws:

1.Masaka ss v Kibuli ss – 10 a.m

2.Jinja ss v Citizen High School – Noon

3.St Mary’s Kitende v Dynamic ss Mukono – 2 p.m

4.Jinja Progressive Vs Nakaseke International – 4 p.m

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

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