A day after clinching their tenth Secondary School’s Championship in Arua, St Mary’s Secondary School, Kitende’s (SMASK) Executive Director, Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa has named the key pillars of their success.
The Entebbe outfit comfortably beat debutants and dark horses St Andrew Kaggwa, Gombe 2-0 on Friday, to defend the trophy they won in 2019.
“Several key issues have helped us to this year’s success and among them is discipline,” said Mulindwa in a media brief at the School premises on Saturday.
“Without discipline, this would not have been possible as it helped the team stay focused for the 12 days in Arua,” added the educationist.
“At no point did you hear about our player attacking or abusing officials, fellow players, or even the fans and, that helped us tick.”
The honorary FUFA President went further and attributed their glory to early and thorough preparations.
“After a two-year lockdown, it was not easy assembling a strong team but, we tried to do things early and thoroughly well.”
“Dominating this championship for long is down to discipline, early preparation, determination, and consistency,” he passionately explained.
“Several people, some of them our opponents, should be copying a leaf or two, on how we handle our team, instead of complaining and engaging in cheap politics,” Mulindwa stung.
In winning the ‘la Decima,’ SMASK is now just one adrift of the record holders Kibuli Secondary School who are on eleven.
Important to note though, that by 2004 when Kitende first won the championship, Kibuli had garnered seven, indicating recent dominance by the former.