Jinja SS Fans joined their players in celebrations after the post match penalty victory against Bulo Parents (Photo: David Isabirye)
Jinja SS Fans joined their players in celebrations after the post match penalty victory against Bulo Parents (Photo: David Isabirye)

2019 Copa Coca Cola Football Championship (Quarter-finals):

  • 1st Quarter final: Buddo 2-0 Jinja Progressive Academy (JIPRA)
  • 2nd Quarter final: St Henry’s Kitovu 0-2 St Mary’s SS Kitende (SMASK)
  • 3rd Quarter final: Standard High School – Zana 1-0 Royal Giants
  • 4th Quarter final: Jinja SS 0 (3) – 0 (1) Bulo Parents (Half-Time)

Busoga region ambassadors Jinja Secondary School booked a semi-final berth at the 2019 Copa Coca Cola championship on Thursday evening at Kakindu Stadium.

There was joy unlimited as hundreds of fans jumped the perimeter fencing to join the celebrating players following a nervy 3-1 post match penalty victory in the quarter finals over Bulo Parents.

Excited Jinja SS fans singing after progressing to the semi-finals of the 2019 Copa football championship (Photo: David Isabirye)
Jinja SS in action against Bulo Parents at Kakindu Stadium (Photo: David Isabirye)

Normal time of this game had ended one goal apiece before the tense post-match spot kicks were called to determine the game out-come and decide who progresses to the semi-finals.

Bulo Parents faltered where it mattered most despite having had an edge in normal time with a couple of goal scoring opportunities.

Goalkeeper Lazarus Obelejo was the hero with two spot kick saves as they managed to score their respective kicks through Uganda U-17 stars Edrine Opaala Mukisa and Isma Mugulusi as well as Elvis Ngonde.

Jinja SS’ talisman and the tournament top scorer Lawrence ‘Enzo’ Tezikya was kept muted throughout the game.

Jinja SS XI Vs Bulo Parents (Photo: David Isabirye)
Bulo Parents SS XI vs Jinja SS (Photo: David Isabirye)
Jinja SS and Bulo Parents captains with match officials prior to kick off (Photo: David Isabirye)

Tezikya has so far managed to score 12 goals in as many games.

For starters, Tezikya was also the tournament top scorer last season when the championship was held in Mbarara district.

Jinja SS will now play Wakiso region representatives Standard High Zana in the second semi-final contest on Friday at Kakindu Stadium.

Standard High Zana had earlier edged Royal Giants 1-0 courtesy of Aaron Okwii’s powerful header.

The first semi-final on Friday will witness a Wakiso derby between giants St Mary’s Kitende and Buddo SS.

Both Buddo and St Mary’s SS Kitende had won their respective quarter final duels 2-0 against Jinja Progressive Academy (JIPRA) and St Henry’s Kitovu respectively.

Both of Buddo’s goals were scored by lanky striker Emmanuel Loki.

St Mary’s SS Kitende scored in each half through SC Villa’s center forward Charles ‘Neymar’ Lwanga and Mawokota Ssaza left footed center forward Richard Basangwa.

The third place-play off and the final games will come on Saturday at 4 PM at Kakindu Stadium.

The best three schools will represent Uganda at the 2019 East Africa Secondary Schools in Arusha, Tanzania.

Semi-finals (Friday, May 17, 2019):

  • 2 PM: St Mary’s SS Kitende Vs Buddo SS
  • 4 PM: Jinja SS Vs Standard High School, Zana

*Both games at Kakindu Stadium

David Isabirye

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

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