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)
- Standard High Zana Vs Royal Giants (2 PM)
- Jinja SS Vs Bulo Parents (4 PM)
*All matches will be played at Kakindu
Lanky striker Emmanuel Loki starred with well taken brace as Buddo Secondary School overcame Jinja Progressive Academy (JIPRA) 2-0 during the first quarter final contest of the on-going Copa coca cola football championship in Jinja.
Buddo Secondary School became the
first school to qualify for the semi-finals of this year’s event.
On a soggy slippery Kakindu Stadium
playing surface, Buddo overcame the Busoga representatives Jinja Progressive
Academy (JIPRA) with ease.
JIPRA had great start, failing to
take the lead when Siraj Zabu hit the left post with goalkeeper Sowali Mutumba
already beaten as early as the 10th minutes.
Buddo’s reaction was swift and
instant. Loki out-jumped the JIPRA defenders to nod home the opener off a
teasing Joseph Kafumbe corner from the left after 25 minutes.
The forward returned in similar
fashion, diving to head the ball into the net five minutes later to open 2-0
lead heading to the mandatory halftime break.
It then necessitated solid defending
for the rest of the game to book a berth in the treasured semi-finals.
During the second quarter final, St
Mary’s Kitende (SMASK) defeated Masaka based St Henry’s Kitovu 2-0 at the same
Striker Charles ‘Neymar’ Lwanga
opened the scoring on the half hour mark before Richard Basangwa got the second
in the fourth minute of the second half.
SMASK joined Buddo to the semi-finals
whose draw will be held at Jinja College on Thursday evening.
Meanwhile, the second and third
quarter final matches will be played on Thursday afternoon.
Standard High School, Zana plays
Royal Giant at 2PM.
Then, crowd darling Jinja S.S will
face Bulo Parents at the 4 PM game.
The semi-finals will be played on
Friday, 17th May 2019 before the long awaited finals on the subsequent
I am happy that my players followed the instructions given to them. We survived conceding early and built on the confidence as the game grew. We are now remaining with only two games. Every game is a final to us.
Simon Peter Mugerwa, Buddo SS Head Coach