UHA Independence Gala
Wananchi 1 Weatherhead 0
Wananchi 0 Rhino 0 (Wanachi win on penalties)
Emmanuel Baguma (Wananchi
Vero Atima (Rhino)
Women – Mbabazi Doreen – 5 goals (Wananchi )
Men – Ntumba Timothy – 7 goals (Weatherhead)
Women – Sylvia Giramia (Wananchi )
Men – Joseph Ochan (Wananchi)
Wananchi’s perpetual dorminance tales in Ugandan hockey prevailed in this year’s edition of the UHA Indepedence Gala that ended Sunday at the National Hockey Stadium, lugoogo.
The club won both the Men and Women titles in a strong field of players that lit up the two day competition.
Besides the main league, the gals is another major contest off the Uganda Hockey Association’s calendar throughout the year. Still it offers an extra opportunity with a platform for youngsters on the local scene.
Christopher Angulu’s third minute effort was enough to give Wananchi a slim 1-0 win over weatherhead in the men’s category.
The two giants continue to remain the main challengers in local events maintaining a two horse race in the league as well. For Weatherhead’s Timothy Ntumba he was personally consoled as his seven goals earned him top scorer.
Meanwhile Doreen Mbabazi’s five goals not only guided Wananchi to the Women’s final but also earned her female topscorer in the competition. However Doreen Asiimwe’s last penalty take was the tie breaker in the final against a spirited Rhino. The game had gone goaless in normal time.
It remains to be seen whether Wananchi will wrap up the season with doubles as they remain leaders in both the Men and Women standings in the National Hockey League.