Thursday May 1 2014

Kitende result stands, but giants struggle


St. Mary’s Kitende have had their 2-0 result against Bishop Negri on Wednesday stand after officials in the Copa Coca-Cola tournament ruled that it was the home fans that provoked Police to swing into action and suspend the match, 10 minutes to stoppage time.

Christopher Mugisa, a committee member told Daily Monitor that no changes will be made. Therefore the defending champions were granted their 2 goals and 3 points.

Negri supporters on Wednesday protested and hurled stones and insults at Kitende players and fans when the latter took a 2-0 lead prompting Police to use tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the rowdy crowds.

Elsewhere, as Kibuli S.S and Kitende enjoy a rich vein of form, other traditional powerhouses are skating on thin ice. Record holders Kibuli under the tutelage of coach Abdallah Mubiru, have four wins in four .

Old Kampala S.S have only a point from three games , having lost to Hill View and Mbarara’s Sentah College in their opening fixtures. The 2003 champions have since seen their powers wane and only qualified as the fifth team from the Kampala region.

Tooro giants St. Leo’s Kyegobe and 1997 champions are also in dire straits with only five points from the their four fixtures. They are tied with fellow limping giants and last year’s runners-up Standard High Zana.

Model 2-0 Kiboga
Masaka 0-0 Riza
Bageza 0-5 Nakaseke
Kabale Sanje 0-0 Agape
Kasasa 0-2 Mvara
Mehta 2-0 Arua
St. Julian 4-0 Amugu