COPA 2017: Kitende, Kibuli, Masaka SS Storm Quarter Finals

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Sylvester Obore, the Games and Sports teacher St Josephs College Layibi, says his players performed well despite the defeat.

The Copa Coca Cola Defending Champions Kibuli Secondary and this year's host Masaka Secondary school have stormed the quarterfinals. Kibuli knocked out Buhobe Secondary school in penalty shootouts following a goalless draw in normal time.

Kibuli's substitute goal keeper Edgar Otim saved three penalties to book a slot for his team in the quarter finals. The number one goal keeper was sent off in the opening minutes of the second half for head-butting a player in the rival team.

Otim told URN shortly after the match, that he is confident they will retain the trophy.

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Elsewhere, the Masaka Secondary school goal keeper Jibril Nsimbe also saved three penalties to guarantee victory over Buddo Secondary school following a 1 all draw during normal time. The penalty shootout ended in 3-2 in favor of Masaka Secondary school.

The tournaments favorites, St. Mary's Kitende Secondary school also booked a place in the quarter finals after edging out St Joseph's College Layibi 2-0. Layibi conceded both goals in the first half. Layibi made a good account of themselves in the second half but couldn't score.
Sylvester Obore, the Games and Sports teacher St Joseph's College Layibi, says his players performed well despite the defeat.

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Dynamic Secondary school also stormed the quarterfinals after beating Bishop Negri 3-0. By the time of filing this story, St. Juliana and Nakaseke as well as Jinja Progressive and Namagabi secondary were tussling out for the remaining slot although the match had been interrupted by the heavy down pour.


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Edward Bindhe
Bindhe prides himself on being a part of the society he writes about. He believes there is no way a journalist can understand his society unless it considers him a part of it. This is why he is dedicated to investigating the challenges of the "little person."

Bindhe says, "My work reflects the Uganda Radio Network unique approach to news." Not many Ugandan journalists would consider or even notice the re-emergence of Water Hyacinth on a lake. Bindhe does.

Truant children will attract Bindhe's attention until he gets to the bottom of their truancy: poverty and the need to work to earn bread for their families. These are the kinds of stories Bindhe is often after.

Edward Bindhe is the Masaka URN bureau chief. Rakai, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Kalangala, Mpigi, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi and Sembabule districts fall under his docket. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.

A Mass Communication graduate from Uganda Christian University, Bindhe started practising journalism in 2008 as a reporter for Radio Buddu in Masaka district.