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.
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.
JiPRA -18 points
St Kaggwa -16 Points
Jinja SSS -18 Points
Bulo Parents -13 Points
Royal Giants High -17 Points
St John High School, Mukono -14 Points
Kisozi Seed -11 Points
Standard High Zana -10 points
St Mary’s SS, Kitende -16 Points
Nakaseke International -13 Points
St Henry’s Kitovu -14 Points
St Julian High School, Gayaza -13 Points
Masaka SSS -17 Points
Kawempe Royal College -13 Points
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.)