July 5, 2022

Fresh Diary Games: St Noa avenge 2019 loss to Kawempe Muslim

By Brian Aheebwa
St Noah girls

Having lost the 2019 Fresh Diary Games (football) final to Kawempe Muslim SS, St Noa Girls SS edged the former to clinch the 2022 championship.

Erica Kyanamunyeza scored the all important goal in the second half to earn her side a 1-0 victory at Pece Stadium in Gulf on Monday.

This was a repeat of the 2019 final where Kawempe defeated St Noa 4-3 in post-match penalties following a goalless draw in normal time.

It was the first time that the Zana-based side was winning the national girls’ football tournament.

In the aftermath of the final, St Noa’s head coach Jimmy Mukubya spoke to Football256 and hailed his charges for the job well done.

“I started this job with identifying new faces on the team since the senior side had left the school after their S.6 exams.”

“These are very young and inexperienced players and this championship has been their first high-pressure exposure, so I would like to thank them for their performance.”

“Our motive is to build a side that shall dominate in the coming three years, despite an early success which I regard as a bonus,” he noted.

When asked about what should be expected in the regional tournament in Tanzania later this year, Mukubya stated that the intention remains on building a strong competitive team.

“We hope to continue building a style and philosophy of play that will be our long-time tradition and character.”

“Ahead of the FEASSSA games, our target still is not winning, building remains our center of focus.”

“If we win as we did, it will be a bonus as we prepare the team for future dominance,” Mukubya concluded.

Following a failed 2019 FEASSSA edition in Arusha, Tanzania, there was a change in managerial duties which saw Julius Ssengendo sacked and replaced by former SC Villa and URA FC defender Mukubya.

It is worth noting that St Noa emerged winners with a 100% win run, gunning 47 goals and conceding just once in Gulu.

St Noa will be joined by the Federation of East African Secondary Schools Sports Association (FEASSSA) reigning champions Kawempe Muslim, Rines SS, and King of Kings to represent Uganda at the forthcoming FEASSSA games to be held in Tanzania later this year.

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