Hosts Masaka SS edge Madinah Islamic to win UMEA Football Championship

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Sinan Rajub SENOGA 

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Masaka SS 1-0 Madinah Islamic


Hosts Masaka Secondary School made their home advantage count as they won the 2024 UMEA Solidarity Games on home soil.

Masaka SS beat Madinah Islamic 1-0 in a closely contested final at the fully packed Mpungu Arena.

Captain Lubega Shabir led by example and delivered the goods as he scored the all important winning goal in the closing stages of the game.

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Madinah who lost last year’s final to Kawempe Muslim at Kawanda SS, will leave with their heads held high after eliminating Kibuli SS and Kawempe Muslim enroute the final.

Madinah beat Kibuli SS 7-6 on penalties after a goalless draw in the quarter final and also beat Kawempe Muslim 6-5 in another epic shoot out following a 1-1 draw in the semi-final.

To reach the final, Masaka earned a walkover after Kyadondo SS players walked off the pitch after Masaka were awarded a penalty in the final minutes of the game.

Masaka’s John Bosco Kilama was named the Most Valuable Player of while Kawempe Muslim won the bronze of the tournament.

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