Mukono Bishops stun Gaddafi

Friday May 10 2019

Joy. Mukono High’s Ronah Nantege and Najjemba

Joy. Mukono High’s Ronah Nantege and Najjemba celebrate one of the latter’s goals in the 5-0 thumping of Pride Mixed. PHOTO BY DARREN ALLAN KYEYUNE 


MBALE. Gaddafi Integrated remained stunned after their title defence in the girls’ football competition prematurely ended at the Fresh Dairy Secondary School Games yesterday.

Gaddafi, champions in Fort Portal last year, were bundled out at the last 16 stage by emerging side Mukono Bishops SS 5-4 via the lottery of penalties after a goalless duel at the cricket ground.

Gaddafi coach Rajab Buyinza was short of words after luck didn’t go their way when Aisha Namukisa missed her spot-kick, leaving Bishops to set up a semi-final date with Kawempe Muslim due this morning.
“Reaching the semi-finals for the first time is an achievement,” said Bishops’ coach William Kyeswa.

“We are here because of my players’ self-belief and playing as a unit,” he said.
Kyeswa will hope that the script is intact when his girls walk onto the dusty field to meet giants Kawempe Muslim who trounced Buhobe SS 7-0.

Here, Juliet Nalukenge took her tally to nine goals with a comfortable brace. Her counterparts Anita Namata and Margaret Kunihira each as well got two goals and Hadijah Nandego made the score sheet too. Coach Ayub Khalifa’s side has not won this gong since 2016 which fuels their motivation. “Our target is to win the trophy. We don’t want to go three years without winning it,” stated Nalukenge.

The race for the top scorer’s honour now has Crested Cranes forwards Nalukenge and Fauziah Najjemba of Mukono High School in a silent battle.


Najjemba, who features for Isra Soccer Academy in the Fufa Women’s Elite League, kept herself top of the charts with a brace as last year’s finalists Mukono High beat Pride Mixed 5-0.She struck a hat-trick to take her tally to 13 goals.

Girls Soccer - Quarters
St Noah 1-0 Uganda Martyrs
Kawempe 7-0 Buhobe
Mukono HS 5-0 Pride Mixed
Mukono Bishops 0-0 Gaddafi
(Bishops won 5-4 on penalties)
9am: Bishops vs. Kawempe
11am: St Noa vs. Mukono HS
Lawn Tennis - Boys Semifinals
Kololo 2-1 Old Kampala
Girls Semifinals
Kibuli 3-0 Gayaza HS
Maryhill 2-1 Namagunga
Basketball - Girls Last 16
Kitende 85-14 Iganga
Exodus 46-40 Seeta Green
Ndejje 11-39 Nabisunsa
Crane High 41-28 Nyakasura
St Noa 40-20 Kibuli
Spena 42-61 Mary Hill
Budo 47-11 Seroma
Last 16 Boys
Kibuli 55-16 Viva
Hockey - Girls Quarterfinals
Old Kampala 3-0 Naalya SS
Kawempe 0-4 Namagunga
Bweranyangi 6-0 KC Budo
Kakungulu 9-0 Gayaza HS
Boys Classification
5th place: Kakungulu 9-1 KC Budo
Rugby - Boys
KC Butiki 31-12 Masaba SS
Rugby Semifinals
Smack 27-14 Ntare
Namilyango 20-03 Makerere College
Rugby - Today’s final
3pm: Smack vs. Namilyango