USSSA National boys Football: Bukedea joins SMASK, JIPRA and St Julian to complete semifinal Line-up


Quaterfinal results

  • St Mary’s Kitende 2-0 Blessed Sacrament Kimanya
  • Jinja Progressive 3-0 Amus College
  • St Julian Seeta (3)0-0(2) Masaka SS
  • Bukedea Comprehensive (5)0-0(4) Kisozi Seed

With a place at the East African games guaranteed for all semifinalists, the schools at the Quaterfinal stage played out their lungs to achieve spot.

Masaka’s Darlings Blessed Sacrement, Kimaanya were put out of the tournament by defending Champions St Mary’s Kitende after a 2-0 loss.

Two first half headed goals in the 7th and 27th from Isa Bugembe and Ronald Madoi respectively were the end of the Masaka side’s football entity that was filled with young talents from the El Cambio Academy.

Despite Kimaanya, knocking on the door several times through James Bogere and Husaifah Koma in the opening half it wasn’t all rosy for the Masaka side partly because of the slippery playing services due to their Tiki taka playing style.

Five minutes into the second half, Kimaanya thought they had netted a spectacular equalizer but was canceled after the assistant referee called for an offside.

Action between SMASK and Blessed Sacrament Kimaanya.

There on, St Mary’s Kitende gained atmost control onto the game, an action the home fans didn’t want to witness hence moving towards the gate for a safe journey home.

Jinja SS had beaten Amus 4-3 in shootouts on Thursday in R16, but it’s ruled that they used an ineligible player.

Therefore was brought back into the mix  Amus College to face Jinja Progressive not Jinja SS, in the new Quarter-final Fixture.

However Amus College still didn’t live another day as they lost 3-0 to Jinja Progressive despite being given a second change.

Amus College team that lost to Jinja Progressive

For the Hosts Masaka SS, they were eliminated in the first quarterfinals by St Julian SS in shootouts earlier on in the rain.

After ending normal time goalless, St Julian prevailed 3-2 in penalties making it to the East African Games.

St Julian celebrating their shoot-out victory.

Jinja Progressive team.

This means that St Julian High School, St Mary’s Kitende, Jinja Progressive (JIPRA) and Bukedea Comprehensive all qualify for the semifinal stage.

Confirmed Semifinal Fixture

  • St Mary’s Kitende vs Jinja Progressive – 2 PM
  • Bukedea Comp vs St Julian HS – 4 PM

Venue: St Henry’s Kitovu
Date: Saturday, May 04, 2024

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