Kitende girls basketball team on a mission – Coach Okudach
- March 18, 2023
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By Emmanuel Sekago
Wakiso – S.t Mary’s Secondary School-Kitende girls basketball team have set their focus on a return to the Uganda Secondary Schools Sports Association (USSSA) national ball games championships.
But first, the Kitende-based school will be hoping to retain the Wakiso-zone USSSA ball games title when the championships tips off on March 31st and the finals will be at WAKISSHA resource center.
Head coach Jude Okudach, said the girls are on a mission to chase sports university scholarships locally and putting the schools flag high.
“We want to first retain our title of Wakiso zone USSSA-ball games final. The girls are determined to put on a good show on the way to the USSSA-national.”
This time it’s not going to be a repeat of last year’s Wakiso finals. St Mary’s Secondary School-Kitende basketball girls’ will be meeting St. Noa Girls School-Zzana, and Coach Okudach believes this final will not be a walk through as it has been happening.
Okudach cited determination, teamwork and intensive training as the pillars of the team, who are seeking to return at the USSSA-national games as Wakiso zone champions.
“The players are very positive and train hard on courts. We do a lot of physical exercises for endurance where they run every evening after classes to keep themselves fit,” he said.
St. Mary’s Secondary School-Kitende beat Buddo Secondary School in last year’s final of the Wakiso zone USSSA championships to proceed to the USSSA-national competition in Gulu.
“We are a focused team and we must play well this time, not just to retain the title. We have to ensure that we keep the name of the school on top,” Okudach added.
They St. Mary’s Secondary School-Kitende were in Pool ‘A’ alongside Gayaza, Trinity College Nabbingoo, and Kisubi Mapeera SS, with the top two from each pool proceeding to the quarter-finals.
Pool ‘B’ had St. Noa Girls-Zzana, Watoto, Buddo Secondary School, and Mbogo while Elite High School Entebbe, St. Peters Naalya, Exodus were in Pool ‘C’.