2015 Copa Coca Cola Schools Football:
Winner: St Mary’s Kitende
1st Runners Up: Masaka S.S
2nd Runners Up: Risah Standard College
Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has donated 40 quality balls to all the 8 quarter finalists at the concluded national post primary championship that took place Hoima.
FUFA Vice President, Darious Mugoye handed over the balls to the tournament organzing committee at the award giving ceremony held shortly after the finals where St Marys, Kitende beat Masaka S.S 4-0 at Boma ground.
FUFA is pleased with this tournament and we thank Coca cola and all the organizers for the job well done. We have given all the quarter finalists 5 balls each and we shall remain committed to this course.
Mugoye remarked before a mammoth gathering.
Mugoye watched the entire tournament that lasted for two weeks attracting 60 schools with 11200 players.
During the closing ceremony, attended by several officials from Coca Cola, Education ministry, Hoima Mayor, Mrs. Mary Mugasa and other local leaders, Mugoye also received the official copy of the excelling players at the tournament.
The local organizing committee technical team compiled a list of 81 players that were officially handed over to FUFA.
FUFA also had special scouts at the tournament, key of them was the national under 20 side, Kefa Kisala, Daniel Kiwanuka (youth goal keeper) and Peter Onen, the national U-17 head coach, who has been handling St Joseph Layibi.
Layibi finished fourth after losing in the third place play off 0-2 to Risah Standard.
Willy Timothy Ocen and Lazarus Esele scored for Risah, that is based in Lugazi.
In the final game played before a large crowd, Kitende scored through Muhammed Shaban (two goals), Pius Mzee and Alfred Leku.
The tournament was being played for the 30th year, 23 of these under the sponsorship of Century bottling company, Coca cola brand.
Kibuli S.S, who were the defending champions have won this tournament a record 10 times, Kitende now has 8 accolades.