Copa Coca Cola Championship
SMASK 2-0 Nakaseke
Iganga SS 0-5 SMASK
SMASK 6-0 Fort Portal SS
Ngora SS 0-6 SMASK
SMASK 6-1 Hill View College
Mabara High 1-1 SMASK
Round of 16
St. Kaggwa 0-4 SMASK
SMASK 2-0 St. Henry’s Kitovu
Buddo SS 1 (6)- (7)1 SMASK
Jinja SS 1-3 SMASK
Vipers SC U19 youngsters Bobosi Byaruhanga, Aziz Kayondo and Mutwalib Mugolofa all starred as their school St. Mary’s Kitende overcame a hostile Kakindu Stadium to pip home side Jinja SSS to the Copa Coca Cola Secondary Schools Championship at the weekend.
Midfielder Byaruhanga, despite missing many minutes of group matches as he worked his way back from a persistent injury sustained in a Startimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) game against URA FC at St Mary’s Stadium, finally came to life when it mattered most.
Club medics ensured he recovered fully in time to play all knock out matches up to the final where his contribution fully felt in midfield.
Another starlet in Kayondo also played a pivotal role as he started all but two games in the tournament. Kayondo, the vice captain of the St. Mary’s Kitende team, was a constant threat down the left side as he exhibited maturity and explosiveness both defensively and offensively while facing some of the best attackers of the tournament.
GoalKeeper Mutwalib Mugolofa, albeit being rotated with fellow goalkeeper Denis Kiggundu, was also in top form as he conceded only twice all tournament with one of the goals coming in the final game.
He was part of the final starting XI, which mounted a second half come back to win 3-1 and lift the championship.
The contribution of our other Vipers U19 players can also not go unnoticed. Midfielder Andrew Kawooya assisted four of the six goals in the huge victory over Fort Portal SS.
Forward Yiga Najib also scored twice with his last important goal coming at the final to make it 2-1 for Kitende moments after coming from the bench.
Ivan Asaba also played a bit part role with his best highlight coming when he scored the final penalty in the semi-final against Buddo SS to take St. Mary’s Kitende to the final.
We congratulate all our youngsters upon a successful tournament.