Buddo, Bukedea Comprehensive win big at 5th edition of USSSA-Elite games

Buddo, Bukedea Comprehensive win big at 5th edition of USSSA-Elite games

By Emmanuel Sekago

The Uganda secondary schools sports association-elite games that started on Wednesday, January 24th and climaxed on saturday, January 27th 2024 with Buddo secondary school and new comers Bukedea Comprehensive School dominating the competition.

Jinja progressive school with trophy football -boys

The wakiso based school Buddo secondary school netball girls edged Baptist High School 32-28 to claim the USSSA-Elite netball title for the second consecutive year at the event that took place at Jinja secondary school ground.

Buddo also showcased their dominance in girl’s basketball (5×5) triumphing over host school Jinja SSS with a score of 40-27 and in basketball (3×3) to beat Gombe secondary school to win gold.

Bukedea Comp school girls Volleyball with the trophy

The newcomers Bukedea Comprehensive School teams emerge as the overall winners of the Volleyball games.

This remarkable achievement came after intense matches against Ngora High School and Standard High School Zana.

Buddo sec school netball team with tropy

Bukedea girls displayed exceptional skill and determination against Ngora High School, securing a well-deserved victory with a score of 3:1.

This outstanding performance posed a significant challenge for Ngora High School, who had previously proven themselves as unbeatable.

The Bukedea Comp School Boys Volleyball with trophy

The unexpected turn of events left Ngora High School with the silver medals, while Katikamu S.D.A claimed the bronze.In the boys’ category Bukedea won 3-1 beating Standard High School who claimed the silver medals with Jinja SS taking the bronze.

In other sports, soccer girls Kawempe Muslim School scooped gold after winning all their matches in the pool to win the round robin format with Bon Consil walking away with silver and St Noa girls school settling for bronze.

Kawempe Muslim girls with the football trophy

It should be noted that Kawempe Muslim SS came from a goal down to salvage a point against Bukedea Comprehensive School courtesy of a Shadia Nabirye strike. A point was just enough to hand the Valley Warriors their first trophy this year.

Boys’ football witnessed Jinja Progressive Academy (JIPRA) win 5-4 in a tense shoot-out over traditional rivals Jinja Secondary School after normal time had ended goal-less at Kakindu stadium.

James Jarieko scored the winning penalty to lead Jinja Progressive Academy to its first-ever USSSA Elite Games title as Sowedi Lwenda missed for Jinja Secondary School.

JIPRA was awarded its historic maiden Elite Games Boys Football Gold medals and trophy dethroning Standard High School Zzana who bowed out from the group stages this time.

Meanwhile,Jinja Secondary School claimed silver medal while WestVille High school walking away with bronze after hammering Kawempe Muslim 2-0 in the third-place playoff
Awards

Handball-Boys Kakungulu Mem School (Gold), Wampewo Ntake (Silver) and Gombe Sec Sch (Bronze)
Handball-Girls; Gombe Sec Sch (Gold), Wampewo Ntake (Silver) and Kakungulu Mem (Bronze)

Basketball-Boys; Jinja college (Gold) and Jinja sec sch (Silver)
Basketball -Girls; Buddo Sec Sch (Gold), Jinja sec Sch (Silver) and Gombe Sec Sch (Bronze)

Netball; Buddo sec sch (Gold), Baptist High (Silver) and Ahmadiya Muslim (Bronze)

Basketball 3×3- Girls; Buddo sec sch (Gold), Gombe sec sch (Silver) and Jinja sec sch (Bronze)

Basketball 3×3-Boys; Jinja College (Gold) and Jinja sec sch (Silver)
Volleyball-Girls; Bukedea Comp (Gold), Ngora High Sch (Silver) and Katikamu SDA (Bronze)

Volleyball-Boys; Bukedea Comp (Gold), Standard High Sch (Silver) and Jinja Sec Sch (Bronze)

Football-Girls; Kawempe Muslim (Gold), Boni Consili (Silver) and St Noa girls (Bronze)
Football-Boys; Jinja Progressive (Gold), Jinja sec sch (Silver) and WestVille High (Bronze)

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