It was a fun-filled atmosphere on Saturday, February 25 as the Jinja College (JICO) Old Boys football league took centre stage with match-day three games played at the Volta Arena in Kyanja.
The day’s activities lived up to the billing as promised by Timothy Lasuba, the tournament chief executive officer. For instance, the attendance increased, teams displayed better football on the pitch and the organization was commendable.’
In the action on the pitch, Team Migoiso thrashed Kibaati 7-0. It was a classic case of the youngsters in Migoiso humbling their elders in Kibaati.
Nvuluga beat Mbokya 4-3; Scorpion Kings were defeated 1-0 by Nvuuyo while Mbuyaga showed no respect for the theKampalaReport-sponsored team Kaswandi whom they defeated 4-2.
However, Kaswandi bounced back to record their maiden win by beating Algi 1-0 later on in the day.
Francis Kasamba, the Kaswandi team captain, was thrilled by the victory. He said: “The game was so good; we played well-coordinated football. Though the first game was equally good but we lacked team work, which is necessary for any team to succeed.”
He added: “This is the quality of football we used to even exhibit while at college. Don’t forget Kaswandi arguably has one of the most experienced players who dominated the school team right from Form 1. However, we’re not used to playing on small turf but this win will propel us to greater heights.”
Kaswandi also thrilled the fans with great dance moves after their victory.
Other results on the day included Kibaati 1 Nvuluga 2; Migoiso 0 Oweina 1; LXG 4 Scorpion Kings 2 and Collegians 2 Mbokya 1.
Currently, Nvuuyo lead the 14-team JICO League table with 18 points from six games followed by Solida FC and Nvuluga on 15 and 13 points respectively. Action returns on March 25, 2023.
Ronald Nakwagala, one of the tournament organisers, was pleased with the events on match-day three.
He stated: “I would like to applaud all, cohort representatives, team captains and players for exhibiting good discipline both off and on pitch. Special mention goes out to our sponsors Track24, S-Line Motors, Uvotam, and most especially Spouts of Water for hydrating the boys the whole day.”