Kawempe Muslim Secondary School games put up a fantastic display on Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals of girl’s football at the ongoing East Africa Secondary School games.
After dismal performances in the opening two games, Kawempe went into Tuesday’s game needing just a win to guarantee their chances.
In the game played at SOS playground in Gulu, Hasifa Nassuna netted a brace while Apon Sharon added the other goal to help Kawempe defeat defending champions G.S Remera from Rwanda.
Kawempe dominated proceedings right from the start creating several chances but it was Nassuna who broke the deadlock scoring straight from a corner.
This seemed to give Kawempe Momentum and midfielder Sharon Apon rounded off the goalkeeper to double the lead for Ayub Kalifa’s coached side.
Nasunna put the icing on the cake with another goal from a corner kick but this time with a simple deflection from the Remera defender.
Kawempe eventually got their first victory and led group A with 5 points.
Uganda Martyrs High School Rubaga secured a one all draw against G.S Kabusunzu with Harriet Nakubba scoring for the Ugandan side.
This meant they also qualified for the quarterfinals and will now take on Mukono High in an all-Ugandan affair.
Mukono High lost 2-0 to Kenya’s Ibinzo but finished second in group C with six points.
However, Uganda’s other representative Gaddafi Integrated Academy suffered the heaviest loss so far at the tournament losing 5-0 to Kenya’s Wiyeta thus failing to make it out of group B.
The quarterfinal games will be played on Wednesday.