Amus College dethrones Teso College as Olila High School defends girls’ title
By Emmanuel Sekago
Kumi – This year’s Teso zone Uganda secondary schools association (USSSA) football qualifiers hosted in Kumi district will never be forgotten in the history of football.
It was joy at the Bishop Maraka main ground with supporters from Bukedea district celebrating for their school representative conquering Teso zone in boy’s football after dethroning Soroti district school who had been year-in year out who winning the competition to represent Teso region at the nationals, and had somewhat become ‘untouchables.’
It’s going to be the first time in the history of Uganda secondary schools sports association games for the following government schools; Teso College Aloet from Soroti district, and Ngora High school from Ngora district to miss out at the National USSSA games that will be hosted in Fort Portal city this year.
The rivalry in Teso zone schools competition has started with private and government schools who own the region, and takes the bigger portion.
This year, government schools will not be seen at all in boys football after Amus College School from Bukedea, Alwa Secondary School from Kaberamaido, and TEPA School all qualified to represent the region.
Amus College School and Olila High School on Monday were crowned champions in the boys and girls football respectively in the 2023 Teso zone Uganda secondary schools sports association (USSSA) championships played at Bishop Maraka grounds.
Amus College School walloped Alwa S.S of Kaberamaido 4-1 with Allan Oyirwoth scoring four goals for his school to win the title for the first time, and also walked away with the tournament top scorer accolade having amassed a total of 12 goals.
Amus College School head coach aka teacher Nimrod Kintu, attributed the success to good preparations and players’ diligence.
“We planned well prior to this tournament. We had great preparations with training drills and friendly matches. The players also gave their best and followed the instructions to the dot. I salute the school management and our fans,” Kintu said.
TEPA College from Ngora that was underrated in this year’s competition took third place to complete the three schools that will represent Teso zone in the 2023 at the USSSA national boys’ finals that will be hosted in Fort Portal city.
In the girls’ category, Olila High School from Soroti found no hardship beating Kumi’s Bishop Maraka Secondary school by 2-0 to defend their title thanks to Brendah Atwani and Immaculate Ailigat who was the ladies’ top scorer found the netted the two goals.
Meanwhile, the closing ceremony and handing over the trophies to winners was graced by Gunter Lang the presidential special advisor for sports and USSSA third vice president Harriet Apolot, and chief executive officer Christopher Mugisha.
Boys: Amus College School 4-1 Alwa S.S
Girls: Olila High School 2-0 Bishop Maraka
3rd Play offs
Boys: Bukedea Comprehensive 1-3 TEPA
Girls: Amus College School- walk over Ngora High.