Regions Ready For 2014 COPA Nationals

The 2014 COPA Coca-Cola® football tournament will reach its climax when regional representatives compete in the National Finals starting April 26th in Gulu at St Joseph’s college Layibi.

The concluding regional finals will take place over the Easter weekend at Buhinga Stadium in Fort Portal Municipality for the Tooro region according to Coca Cola Uganda Promotions boss Kennedy Mutenyo. It combines together schools from Kabarole, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo, Bundibugyo, Kamwenge, Kasese.Mutenyo9

Mbale Progressive SS emerged Champions of the Bugisu Regional Champions after humbling Sironko Progressive SS 2-0 at Mbale Municipal Stadium yesterday Saturday 12th April at a very colourful ceremony, the two finalists were ushered on the to the pitch by Coca-Cola Girls who brought “Brazil 2014” to Mbale in style.

In Ankole region, Sentah College from Mbarara has emerged champions after edging Citizen from Isingiro (5-4) on spot kicks after stoppage time ending 1-1.Muteny10

In Wakiso region, Gayaza based St Julian high school ended St Marys Kitende’s ten-year run of regional/district championships as the later defeated Standard high Zzana 8-7 in penalties after a nil all draw in an up-and-down game at St John’s secondary school Wakiso ground. A day earlier, Standard high humbled St Mary’s Kitende in penalties (5-4) in the semi-finals after two sides settling for a barren draw.

Confirmed regional reps

* BUNYORO: Mandela High (Hoima), Butiaba CD (Buliisa) & Kabalega SS
* BUSOGA: Tawheed (Mayuge), Kaliro High, Jinja College Iganga Parents
* MASAKA: Masaka SS, Kabale-Sanje (Rakai) & St Charles Lwanga  Kasasa
* BUKEDI: Rock High (Tororo), Asinge (Tororo) & Hillview (Kibuku)
* KIGEZI: Kigezi High School, Kigezi Coll Butobere & Kihihi SS
* ACHOLI: Bishop Negri & St Joseph Layibi (Gulu), Kitgum High & Patongo (Agago)
* WAKISO: St Juliana, Standard High Zana, St Mary’s Kitende & Buddo SS
* KAMPALA: Kibuli SS, Kawempe Muslim, Lubiri SS & UMHS Lubaga

The two finalists were ushered on the to the pitch by Coca-Cola Girls who brought "Brazil 2014" to Mbale in style.
The two finalists were ushered on the to the pitch by Coca-Cola Girls who brought “Brazil 2014” to Mbale in style. Photo: Kennedy Mutenyo
Mbale Progressive SS (L) and Sironko Progressive SS faced off at Mbale Municipal Stadium on Saturday.
Mbale Progressive SS (L) and Sironko Progressive SS faced off at Mbale Municipal Stadium on Saturday. Photo: Kennedy Mutenyo
Coca-Cola'S hot Brazilian ushers.
Coca-Cola’S hot Brazilian ushers. Photo Kennedy Mutenyo

The crowd at the Bugisu Regional finals was so big.   Photo: Kenney Mutenyo
The crowd at the Bugisu Regional finals was so big. Photo: Kenney Mutenyo
Coca-Cola Rated Next 1st Runners Up Rebecca Nanziri wowed the young crowd with her performance Photo Kennedy Mutenyo
Coca-Cola Rated Next 1st Runners Up Rebecca Nanziri wowed the young crowd with her performance Photo Kennedy Mutenyo

 

True to the occasion, 22 years Old Sponsors Coca-Cola bought a new trophy for the region. Photo: Kennedy Mutenyo
True to the occasion, 22 years Old Sponsors Coca-Cola bought a new trophy for the region. Photo: Kennedy Mutenyo

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