COPA COCA-COLA 2019: 16 Schools Await Draws As Kawempe, Chaapa Bow Out

Jinja – All Giants;  Holders Buddo, 2017 Champions Jinja SSS, favorites St Mary’s Kitende, JIPRA, Masaka Secondary all topped their respective groups to make it to the Copa 2019 round of 16 and as well avoid meeting each other at an early stage while other big boys Kawempe Muslim and Mbarara High school ‘Chaapa’ were eliminated at group stages level.

Record Champions Kibuli pipped Buddo in the last group H game to take the second slot tied at 15 points ahead of Muluusa Academy that finished third with 13 points.

Jinja SSS with a huge fan base playing at home, was the only team that managed to win all their group games and finished with maximum 18 points, scoring 21 and only conceded once.

St Mary’s Kitende a side that was held 1-1 in the last group game against Mbarara high, topped group E and Nakaseke international finished 2nd with 13 points.

Most teams that finished number two (2) in their respective groups, would wish to meet a less known Royal Giant from Mityana that finished on top of group C with 17 points ahead of Wakiso giants, St Julian or wish to draw Kisozi Seed than meeting Jinja SSS, SMASK, JIPRA or Masaka Secondary.

Lawrence Tezikya who won the golden boot last year in Mbarara, is joint leading scorer with John Musenzi of High Standard Kateera with 11 goals.

K-Jinja SSS and Jinja SSS striker Lawrence Tezikya (Photo: Jinja SSS media)


Hosts Jinja College, Alliance High school, Nyangilia, Ngora High school, Fort portal SS, Mandela SSS and Rock High school failed to win a single game in all their group fixtures

Round of 16 fixtures will be olayed on Wednesday 15th.

Schools that have qualified for the round of 16 draws.

Group A:

JiPRA -18 points

St Kaggwa -16 Points

Group B:

Jinja SSS -18 Points

Bulo Parents -13 Points

Group C:

Royal Giants High -17 Points

St John High School, Mukono -14 Points

Group D:

Kisozi Seed -11 Points

Standard High Zana -10 points

Group E:

St Mary’s SS, Kitende -16 Points

Nakaseke International -13 Points

Group F:

St Henry’s Kitovu -14 Points

St Julian High School, Gayaza -13 Points

Group G:

Masaka SSS -17 Points

Kawempe Royal College -13 Points

Group H:

Buddo SS -15 Points

Kibuli SS -15 Points.


The Current Top scorer’s chart after group stages

John Musenzi- High Standard Kateera – 11

Lawrence Tezikya -Jinja SSS -11 goals

Geoffrey Mivule -Kisozi Seed -9

Ronald Alwenyo- Kashenyi SSS -8

Ambrose Owani-Loro SSS -7 goals

Emmanuel Jowang – Bulo Parents -6 goals

Araphat Ngyembya-St Kagwa -6 goals

Andrew Otim -Mbarara High -6 goals


Previous Copa Coca cola winners.

2019 – ???

2018- Buddo SSS

2017- Jinja SSS

2016- Kibuli SSS

2015- St Mary’s Kitende

2014- Kibuli SSS

2013- St Mary’s Kitende

2012- St Mary’s Kitende

2011-St Mary’s Kitende

2010- Bishop Nankyama

2009 – Buddo SSS


(Main Photo: Kirinya Jinja SSS & Jinja SSS midfielder Vicent Zziwa(Green) dictates terms in Jinja SSS midfield.)


About Henry Musabe

Henry Musabe is a Ugandan sports journalist, senior reporter at Sports256 as well as a presenter and football commentator.