In the freshly clinched Copa Coca cola 2017 championship in Masaka, Jinja SSS edging nine times champions St Mary’s Kitende 4-3 in spot kicks subsequent to a 1-1 all draw in the customary time. FUFA Junior league (U17) players dominating the exhilarating haunting tournament.
Sports256’s Henry Musabe analytically scrutinizes some of the FJL players’ performance in the lately concluded Copa Coca-Cola championship.
The adventurous teenager, featuring for Kirinya-Jinja SSS in the FJL 2016/17 season was joy to watch manning the Busoga region representatives’ midfield creating many goals and scoring opportunities. The teenager was a solemn contender for the most prestigious individual award for tourney most valuable player.
- Vincent Ziwa Kirinya -Jinja SSS JT
Mulusa Academy Wobulenzi
URA FC Junior team had a total of five players turning out for Luwero ambassadors Mulusa Academy from Wobulenzi, these young players could not do much for Mulusa to go past the group stages facing off with couple of Azam Uganda Premier league players featuring for other schools. But for the tic-tac football exhibited a brighter future lies ahead of them
- Muhammed Lubega – URA FC JT
- Isma Lubwama- URA FC JT
- Swalleh Katumba – URA FC JT
- Ashiraf Bwabe – URA FC JT
- Andrew Okumu – URA FC JT
Old Kampala SSS
KCCA FC soccer academy goal keeping duet made the cut for the Copa Coca Cola finals in a new young set up for preceding giants Old Kampala, one deputizing the other but could not support the young Old Kampala squad progress from a tricky group.
- Joram Nsubuga – KCCA FC SA
- Mike Lutaaya – KCCA FC SA
Bulo Parents engaged Onduparaka forward and Vipers duo of goalkeeper and defender in the Copa championship, and their effort was not sufficient to comfort their school past the group stages losing to under dogs in the last group game decider.
- Taban Wujo – Onduparaka FC
- Musa Jagwe –Vipers SC JT
- Mutwaibu Mugolofa – Vipers SC JT
West Nilers representatives engaged only one FJL player, Onduparaka defender Edema had diminutive to offer in the tournament featuring in a precise weak Arua SSS side
- Farouk Edema – Onduparaka FC JT
Nakaseke International College (NICO)
These two FJL young stars, forward Thomas Kabale and midfielder Peter Mudulu aided their school finish forth trailing to champions Jinja SSS in the semis in a dramatic penalty shot outs and also losing to Kibuli 1-0 in the third place playoff
- Thomas Kabale – Vipers SC JT
- Peter Mudulu – BUL FC JT
The school that used the largest number of FJL young stars, all the six from Police Armless Brigades, with two midfielders, two defenders, a goal keeper and a forward, these young stars nevertheless put up a recommendable effort could not help their school past the group stage.
- Silver Ochwo
- Stephen Ochola
- Henry Mudde
- Brian Opio
- Brian Segirinya
- Boniface Ebiu
Yale SSS used a total of four players from AUPL relegated side Sadolin Paints, still the young stars could not do more than finishing at group stage level.
- Morgan Mayende
- Pius Eriatu
- Hillary Onek
- Yokole Talibu
Using a single Express FC JT player, less was expected from the young midfielder and from group under dogs Caltec.
- Aristote Rutungo – Express FC JT
Jinja progressive Academy (JIPRA)
JIPRA using two midfielders from BUL FC JT, the young stars helped their school thrive to Copa quarter finals where they lost to Nakaseke international College.
- Owen Mukisa – BUL FC JT
- Hebert Onyango – BUL FC JT
Using a solo FJL player, Dynamic lost affably to St Mary’s Kitende in spot kicks at quarter final level.
- Roger Mato – Lweza Orange Brigades
Like St Gerald’s Nyakibale, Citizens SSS also employed a lone midfield player from Mujib Kasule’s Proline SA, in the recently concluded Copa championships in Masaka.
- Mike Mugenyi- Proline SA
St Gerald’s Nyakibale
The young Proline SA midfielder could not assist his school past a tough group.
Mike Mutyaba – Proline SA