USSSA boys football: St. Mary’s Kitende, St. Henry’s College Kitovu face off in this year’s final
St Mary’s Boarding Secondary School Kitende eliminated Amus College to book final date with St Henry’s College Kitovu (SHACK) in the final of the ongoing the 2023 Uganda Secondary Schools’ Sports Association (USSSA) boys’ football championship held in Fort Portal.
The defending champions Kitende ejected Amus College 5-3 in penalties after a 1-all draw in the normal time in the semi-final.
Frank Katongole scored for St Mary’s Kitende in the 8th minute of play before on form Allan Oyirwoth grabbed the equalizer before the end of the first half.
The second half hardly produced goals from both sides and hence post-match spot kicked which Kitende won by 5-3 to clinch final.
Derrick Kato, Habib Oloya, Ronaldo Madoi, Samuel Lukuye and Hakim Mutebi converted their penalties for the defending champions.
Whilst, Toto Majubu, Abdul Razak and Samuel Ola converted for Bukedea based’s Amus College. Ashiru Ssembatya Ssonko missed his spot
Kitende will lock horns with St. Henry’s College-Kitovu who eliminated Royal Giant by 6-5 in penalties after a 1-all draw in normal time.
Captain Isa Bugembe scored for Royal Giant High School and Godfrey Ssekibengo equalized in the second half to level matters fro St. Henry’s College.
Godfrey Ssekibengo, Moses Okello, Ronald Mutasiga, Paul Mulindwa, Reagan Ssekisambu and Collins Ocatre were on target as Kitovu side progressed to the final and only Khald Abubekar Izale missed his kick.
Alex Otti Opio, Yasin Owane, Annest Ankunda, Sudais Semakalu and Elvis Ssekajugo converted for Royal Giant High School as captain Bugembe and Isaac Apenyu missed their kicks.
St Mary’s Kitende will be seeking for their 12th national title as SHACK is on a quest for the maiden trophy.
The final will be played on Saturday, 20th May 2023.