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St Julian’s Progress to Knockout Stage Spearheaded by Wanyama in USSSA Games 2024

The ongoing 2024 USSSA Games have witnessed a remarkable performance by St. Julian High School, located in Mukono, as they concluded the group stage with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over St. Maliko High School at the Masaka Recreation Center.

This victory propelled St. Julian to finish the group stage with an impressive seven points from three games, thanks to the lone strike by Simon Wanyama.

Wanyama’s contribution to St. Julian’s success cannot be overstated, as he has consistently found the back of the net in every game played thus far.

His exceptional display began with a stunning hat trick in the opening game against St. Kaggwa. In the subsequent fixture against Paidha, Wanyama’s solitary goal helped secure a crucial point for his team.

Finally, in the last group game, his goal proved to be the difference as St. Julian emerged victorious.Head coach Felix Kawooya Ssekabuza attributed the team’s success to the collective effort of everyone involved.

From the support of the school management to the dedication of the fellow coaches and players, each individual’s commitment has been vital in securing a spot in the knockout stage.

Notably, St. Julian’s participation in the national tournament marks their first appearance on such a grand stage.

Having lifted the trophy in the Mukono Zone, the team has proven themselves capable of playing exceptional football.

This achievement is a testament to their hard work and the partnership with Rays of Grace Academy, which has provided a nurturing environment for the players to grow as a cohesive unit.

Assisting Ssekabuza in his coaching duties are Michael Kabali as the assistant coach, Jamadah Magaasi as the goalkeeping coach, and Swaib Mbuga as the team manager.

Together, they form a formidable coaching staff dedicated to the team’s success.

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