Kabale Copa Coca Cola Competitions Suspended

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10 students from Brainstorm High school were injured in the attack prompting their colleagues from their school, which is about 200 meters to join the fight resulting into running battles on the streets of Kabale Municipality.

The Copa Coca Cola competition in Kabale district has been called off following clashes between students of participating schools. The competition was suspended this morning shortly before the kick off of the seminal finals at Kabale National teacher's play ground.
 
It all started after students of Kigezi High school stormed the pitch armed with sticks, iron bars and stones. They descended on their counterparts from Kabale Brainstorm High school and started assaulting them as they ordered them off the play ground.  Teams from the two schools were scheduled to face off.
 
 10 students from Brainstorm High school were injured in the attack prompting their colleagues from their school, which is about 200 meters to join the fight resulting into running battles on the streets of Kabale Municipality.  It took the intervention of police to stop the violent clashes. 

The second semi final match between Kigezi College Butobere and St. Mary's College Rushoroza at Ndorwa Secondary school Play Ground also aborted because of clashes, which left dozens of students injured.
 
 The angry students also pulled down the gate of Ndorwa Primary school during the confusion. Edwin Babimpa, the chairperson Kabale Post Primary Football Association says the competition have been suspended until further notice. He however, declined to comment on what could have triggered the clashes.
  
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Abdul Nasser, the officer in charge of the Field Force Unit Kabale district faulted the organizers for failing to heed to police advice to tighten security at the match venues.

 

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For Anthony Kushaba, journalism is not just a job; it is a calling. Kushaba believes journalism is one of the few platforms where the views of the oppressed and margainalised can be heard. This is what his journalism aims to do: bring to light untold stories.

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Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

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