Amus College in high gear ahead of USSSA-Elite Championship
By Emmanuel Sekago
After representing the country at the World Schools Football Championship in Rabaat, Morocco and Federation of East africa schools sports Association (FEASSA) games in Huye, Rwanda last year 2023.
The Teso zone school, Amus College School -Bukedea is on-form and ready to prove a point at the 5th edition of the Uganda secondary schools sports association (USSSA) Elite championship that kicks off this week on Wednesday, January 24th 2024 at Jinja secondary school.
It will be the first time the school competing in this championship compared to other schools.
The Bukedea district school will take part in the boys’ and girls football, Basketball -boys and Volleyball both boys and girls.
Amus College school -Bukedea, coached by Nimrod Kintu,is heading to Jinja city as the best-ranked team, having reached the semifinals of the National Secondary Schools Football Championships in Fortportal City last year and Finalists at the Federation of East africa schools sports association (FEASSA) games held in Huye, Rwanda losing to St Marys secondary school – Kitende on spot kicks.
“We want to carry our form from the Feassa and nationals to do better as we prepare for the USSSA-Elite games,” said Kintu.
“This is going to be our first time in this competition and being a new year we dont know how our opponents have been preparing but For now, the team is conducting internal training as we follow our plans ahead of the Elite games. That said, the boys and girls are well-motivated and fired up to prove to the nation that Amus college school – Bukedea, this year 2024, is coming for trophies,” he added.
Amus College school -Bukedea to win the Boys football title his major opponents is Bukedea Comprehensive school (BCS) and host Jinja secondary school.
Meanwhile, Amus College school -Bukedea qualified for the World Schools Football Championship for the second time alongside St Marys secondary school-Kitende in the boys category and will both be representing Uganda.