Excitement as Jinja SS eject resilient Bulo Parents to qualify for Copa 2019 semifinals #Uganda

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 semifinal berth at the 2019 Copa Coca Cola championship on Thursday evening at Kakindu Stadium.

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

Excited Jinja SS fans singing after progressing to the semi-finals of the 2019 Copa football championship (Photo: David Isabirye)

Normal time of the game had ended one goal apiece before the tense postmatch spot kicks were called to determine the game outcome and decide who progresses to the semifinals.

Jinja SS in action against Bulo Parents at Kakindu Stadium (Photo: David Isabirye)

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 XI Vs Bulo Parents (Photo: David Isabirye)

Jinja SS’ talisman and the tournament top scorer Lawrence Tezikya was kept muted throughout the game. Tezikya has so far managed to score
12 goals in as many games.

Bulo Parents SS XI vs Jinja SS (Photo: David Isabirye)

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

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

Jinja SS will now play Wakiso region representatives Standard High Zana in the second semifinal 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 semifinal 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 quarterfinal 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 centre forward Charles Lwanga and Mawokota Ssaza left-footed centre forward Richard Basangwa.

The third place playoff 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

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