Copa Coca Cola Football Championship
Mary’s SS Kitende 1 (7) -1 (6) Buddo
SS 1-0 Standard High School, Zana
St Mary’s Secondary School Kitende progressed to the finals of the 2019 Copa Coca Cola championships after a nervy 7-6 post match penalty victory during a well contested semifinal at Kakindu Stadium, Jinja on Friday.
Normal time of this game had ended
one goal apiece before the tense post-match penalties came knocking.
St Mary’s Kitende drew the first blood
scoring through Abdul Karim Watambala’s bullet shot inside the goal area after
10 minutes into the game.
The game was then marred by numerous
stoppages as St Mary’s SS Kitende players suffered knocks from a physical Buddo
Buddo eventually found the equalizer on
the half hour mark through lanky striker Emmanuel Loki.
In the shoot out, either side
witnessed three players missing their respective kicks and St Mary’s Kitende
Charles Lwanga, Yiga Najib, Jacob Okao, Musa Ssali, Ahmed Amayo, Abdul Karim Watambala and Ivan Asaba scored their penalty kicks.
Andrew Kawooya, Bobosi Byaruhanga and
skipper Aziz Kayondo missed for SMASK.
Joseph Bukenya, Hamza Mulambuzi,
Ibrahim Bbosa, Abu Kajabwangu, Musa Segujja and Ronald Innocent netted for
Godfrey Arijole, Kiggundu as well as
the Joseph duo of Dhata and Kafumbe missed.
There were celebrations for St Mary’s
SS Kitende players and fans celebrated
wildly having revenged against Buddo.
The jubilating players raced towards the
direction of the SMASK director Lawrence Mulindwa (Doctor) as Buddo players
bowed down in tears.
In the dramatic second semi-final, home school Jinja SS beat Wakiso based Standard High School 1-0 with tear gas taking over thereafter.
Standard High School ended the game
with 10 men following a red card.
The game was marred by dramatic
scenes that involved a complete change of referees after the initial pairing
had failed to handle the tempo and temperature of the game, disallowing two
goals from either sides in a space of a minute.
St Mary’s SS Kitende will face Jinja
SS in the final on Saturday at Kakindu Stadium.