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Kitende cruise past St. Andrew Kaggwa to win 10th championship

David GOMBE 

St.Mary’s Second School Kitende retained the USSSA National Boys Football title with a 2-0 win over debutants St.Andrew Kaggwa in the final played at Barifa Stadium in Arua.

First half goals from Elvis Ngondwe and Charles Lwanga inspired Kitende to a 10th schools trophy.

Ngondwe fired the Entebbe road based school into the early lead.

Lwanga sensationally doubled Kitende’s lead to send the few faithfuls into a frenzy.

St.Andrew Kaggwa did not recover as Kitende retained the trophy and the 10th overall.

Meanwhile, Kibuli humbled Buddo SS 3-0 in the third place playoff, thanks to a brace from Allan Olyoth and Mukiibi Sharaf.

Oscar Mawa of St.Andrew Kaggwa finished the tournament as the top scorer with 11 goals while his teammate Travis Mutyaba was named Most Valuable Player.

Kitende had previously won the competition in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2019.

Previous Winners since 1986:

•2022: St.Mary’s SS Kitende
•2019: St Mary’s SS Kitende (Host: Jinja, Jinja College)
•2018: Buddo S.S (Host: Mbarara, Mbarara High)
•2017: Jinja S.S (Host: Masaka, Masaka SS)
•2016: Kibuli SS (Host: Soroti, Teso College Aloet)
•2015: St Mary’s SS Kitende (Host: Hoima, Duhaga S.S)
•2014: Kibuli SS (Host: Gulu, St Joseph College, Layibi)
•2013: St Mary’s SS Kitende (Kabale, Kigezi College)
•2012: St Mary’s SS Kitende (Tororo, Rock High School)
•2011: St Mary’s SS Kitende (Arua, Mvara S.S)
•2010: Bishop Nankyama (Masaka, St Henry’s Kitovu)
•2009: Buddo S.S (Fort Portal, St Leo’s Kyegobe)
•2008: St Mary’s SS Kitende (Arua, Mvara SS) *Started as Copa Coca Cola Cup
•2007: St Mary’s SS Kitende (Host: Jinja, Jinja S.S) *Coca Cola Cup
•2006: St Mary’s SS Kitende (Host: Masindi, Kabalega SS) *Coca Cola Cup
•2005: Kibuli S.S (Host: Masaka, Masaka SS) *Coca Cola
•2004: St Mary’s SS Kitende (Host: Mbarara – Ntare School) *Coca Cola Cup
•2003: Old Kampala (Host: Lira, Lango College) *Coca Cola Cup
•2002: Nagalama Islamic (Host: Soroti, Teso College, Aloet) * Coca Cola Cup
•2001: Ngabo Academy (Host: Kabale, Kabale S.S) *Coca Cola Cup
•2000: Kibuli (Host: Mbale, Mbale S.S) *Coca Cola Cup
•1999: Old Kampala (Host: Masindi, Kabalega S.S) *Coca Cola Cup
•1998: Kibuli (Host: Jinja, Jinja S.S) *Coca Cola Cup
•1997: St Leo’s Kyegobe (Host: Mbarara, Mbarara High) *Coca Cola Cup
•1996: Kibuli (Host: Masaka, Masaka SS) *Started as Coca Cola Cup
•1995: Kibuli (Host: Mbale, Mbale SS) *NPP Cup
•1994: Lubiri S.S (Host: Lira, Lango College) *NPP Cup
•1993: Kibuli S.S (Host: Mbarara, Ntare School) *NPP Cup
•1992: Kibuli SS (Host: Kampala, Kibuli SS) * UTV Cup
•1991: Kibuli S.S (Host: Kampala) *UTV Cup
•1990: Kololo S.S (Host: Kampala) *UTV Cup
•1989: Kibuli S.S (Host: Kampala) *UTV Cup
•1988: Kololo (Host: Kampala) *UTV Cup
•1987: Kololo S.S (Host: Kampala) *UTV Cup
•1986: Kololo S.S (Host: Kampala) *UTV Cup

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