Thursday, April 28
•St Mary’s Kitende 3-1 Kibuli SS
St Mary’s Kitende beat rivals Kibuli SS 3-1 to reach the final of the ongoing National Post Primary Schools Championship.
In a scintillating game played at Barifa Stadium in Arua, Kitende needed a controversial penalty to level matters.
Kibuli had taken an early lead when Dominic Ayella scored in an unguarded net after goalkeeper Jack Komakech’s blunder.
But their celebrations were shortlived after Kitende were awarded a penalty at the other end, with Charles Lwanga going down on visibly insufficient contact.
After protests from Kibuli players, Rogers Torach sent goalkeeper Fahad Emuran the wrong way to draw the tie level.
And Recoba Emuron’s Kibuli never recovered from thereon, going on to concede two own goals before halftime.
Kitende went into the lead when Dawson Mafumu scored into his own goal in an attempt to block a powerful from Enock Luyima.
Kitende widen their lead before halftime in similar fashion, own goal. Najib Yiga raced a through ball, beat a defender, clipped over the keeper and the ball went in off the defender after ricocheting from the post.
The second half was scrappy, Kibuli barely threatened and Kitende held on to their lead.
It’s end of the road for record winners Kibuli SS, who knocked out Mvara after a hard fought 2-1 win at the Quarterfinals.
Edward Golola’s Kitende who eliminated Mukono High with a 4-0 scoreline, will wait for the winner between Buddo and Gombe High.
Kitende are chasing for their 10th National Post Primary Championship after triumphs in 2019, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2004.
Featured image: Kitende players in celebrations. (Photo by SMASK)