Debutant St Andrew Kagwa Gombe continued their fine form as they defeated Buddo Secondary School 2-0 in the Semi-final of the 2022 Uganda Secondary School Sports Association (USSSA) played at Barifa Stadium on Thursday evening.
Teenager Oscar Mawa aka Senke scored a magical brace in the second-half as St Andrew Kagwa Gombe knocked out two time champions Buddo SS from the show-piece.
By winning thier semi-final clash against Buddo, Gombe reached their first ever finals and now set up a date in the final against defending champions St Mary’s Kitende who earlier defeated Kibuli SS 3-1 in the Semi-final to book their spot in the tournament decider
Record champions Kibuli were left frustrated after they took an lead through Dominic Ayella only to lose to St Mary’s Kitende as Edward Golola’s guns rallied from a goal down to ease past Kibuli SS.
St Mary’s Kitende leveled matters when they were awarded a controversial penalty that saw Roger Torach converting into the back of the net before two own goals from Kibuli’s Dawson Mafumu and Shafic Kibiringe handed SMASK the much needed win.
St Andrew Kagwa Gombe will now face St Mary’s Kitende in the 2022 USSSA final on Friday at Barifa Stadium while Kibuli SS and Buddo SS will battle for the third place. The date and the venu of the third-playoff remains the same.
USSSA SEMI-FINALS-RESULTS: (Thursday 28/04/2022)
- St Mary’s Kitende 3-1 Kibuli SS
- St Andrew Kagwa Gombe 2-0 Buddo SS
USSA THIRD PLACE PLAY-OFF-FIXTURE:
- Kibuli SS vs Buddo SS (🏟️ Barifa Stadium, kickoff ⌚ 1:30pm)
- St Mary’s Kitende vs St Andrew Kagwa Gombe (🏟️ Barifa Stadium, kickoff ⌚ 3:00pm)