Amus College upset St Mary’s Kitende to reach USSSA Final

Amus College School secured a spot in the final in the Uganda Secondary Schools Sports Association (USSSA) National Boys Football Championship after a nail-biting penalty shootout victory over defending champions St Mary’s Kitende in the semi-final berth.

Despite facing setbacks earlier in the tournament, Amus College’s perseverance and determination propelled them to victory, marking a sensational journey to the final.

The road to the final was anything but straightforward for Amus College. Initially knocked out by Jinja Progressive in the quarterfinals, Amus launched a successful petition against their opponents, citing the use of ineligible players by Jinja Progressive. 

The petition revealed shocking violations, including players who were overage, lacking UCE results, and even possessing multiple passports. 

As a result, Jinja Progressive was disqualified, granting Amus College a second chance to prove their mettle on the field.

Facing St Mary’s Kitende in the semifinals, Amus College seized the opportunity for redemption. The match was a tense and closely contested affair, with both teams refusing to back down. 

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As the game ended in a deadlock, the fate of the finalists came down to a nerve-wracking penalty shootout. In a thrilling showdown, Amus College emerged victorious with a 10-9 win on penalties, securing their place in the final.

The final shootout witnessed a moment of heartbreak for St Mary’s Kitende, as Ssemwogerere Jamal missed the decisive penalty, paving the way for Amus College’s triumph. 

Meanwhile, in the other semifinal, Bukedea Comprehensive saw their journey come to an end after a 4-2 defeat on penalties against St Julian, following a goalless draw in regular time.

With the stage set for the championship showdown, all eyes are now on the final clash between Amus College and St Julian Seeta. 

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Both teams prepare to battle for glory, Sunday’s final promises to deliver another thrilling chapter in the USSSA Football Men 2024 tournament, showcasing the resilience and passion of Uganda’s young football talents.

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