Football

St Julian Schools win maiden USSSA title after 3-0 victory over Amus College

Uganda Secondary Schools Sports Association (USSSA) debutants St Julian High School Sunday secured a stunning 3-0 victory over Amus College in the 2024 Boys Football Championship. 

The match, held at Masaka SS, witnessed a dominant performance from St Julian, led by star players James Sekatte and Simon Wanyama. Sekatte opened the scoring in the 15th minute, capitalizing on a rebound to give his team the early lead. 

His momentum continued as he netted another goal just three minutes later, doubling St Julian’s advantage and putting them firmly in control of the match. 

Wanyama further solidified St Julian’s lead in the 53rd minute, converting a penalty awarded after a handball incident involving Amus College’s captain, Toto Majub, who was subsequently sent off. With a commanding 3-0 lead, St Julian emerged victorious, showcasing their talent and resilience on the grand stage. 

The goals from Sekatte and Wanyama underscored their instrumental roles in St Julian’s championship journey, earning them well-deserved recognition for their outstanding contributions. 

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As celebrations erupted among players, coaches, and supporters alike, St Julian’s historic win will undoubtedly be remembered as a defining moment in the school’s sporting history. 

This triumph marked St Julian’s maiden championship win in their first ever appearance in the tourney finals, establishing them as formidable contenders in the tournament. 

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Meanwhile, in the third-place play-off, St Mary’s Kitende secured the bronze medal with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Bukedea Comprehensive, courtesy of Denis Kisiriko’s goal in the 12th minute.

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