The East Africa Secondary School tournament has been marred with a lot of petitions almost as in equal measures as the action on the pitch.
Just as the dust for Kibuli SS walking off the court in protest against a St Mary’s Kitende basketball player, another petition between two Ugandan teams has made a change in fixtures.
Mukono High petitioned on Wednesday protesting Uganda Martyrs High School Rubaga who had eliminated them in the quarterfinals.
The petition was heard and went to Mukono’s favour who will now take on Kawempe Muslim Secondary School in the semifinals on Friday morning.
Mukono made a claim that Uganda Martyrs had used ineligible players who were not supposed to feature in the tournament.
Among the players in the context include Harriet Nakuuba who is a former student at Mukono High School.
Nakubba completed her A level last year and the tournament rules indicate no player beyond that grade will take part.
The other players who are in a similar situation include Esther Naluyimba, Daphine Nalubowa and Kyomugisha Winnie.
Naluyimba is a University student at Kampala University while the other two are students at Dynamic SS.
Kawempe are now likely to face Mukono High in the semifinals without Hasifa Nassuna who is also a mercenary, Sharon Naddunga and Yudaya Nakayenze.