12 December 2013

East Africa: It's EALA Vs Parl of Uganda in the Soccer Finals

press release

Arusha, Tanzania — Pundits often say that history repeats itself. Defending champions, Parliament of Uganda shall be hoping this feat is realized in totality when they meet EALA in the Inter-Parliamentary Soccer finals on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Namboole Stadium. However, EALA is going for nothing short of victory when the two finalists meet in a repeat of what transpired last year in Nairobi.

Uganda this afternoon beat Kenya 2-0 in a lively semi-final clash at the Nakivubo stadium. Alhajj Muhammad Nsereko, the Kampala Central MP was on the mark in the 20th minute to increase his tally to 4 goals. A defensive blunder led to an own goal by Stephen Njatta in mid second half.

Kenya however put up a good show and dominated the game in the first half. Hon David Ochieng came close to giving Kenya the lead but his shot went inches wide with the Ugandan goalkeeper, Daniel Ssekide beaten.

It was a sad day for the Kenyans who were celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their country's independence. However, they will have some consolation following National team, Haram bee Stars 2-0 victory over the Sudan in the final of the Council for East and Central East Africa Senior Challenge cup in Nairobi.

In the second semi-final clash, EALA-EAC beat Vision 2020 FC of Rwanda 1-0 to book a date with the defending champions. John Kibwana scored the only goal after lobbing the ball past Bernard Byukusenge in the Parliament of Rwanda goal.

Last year, Uganda beat EALA 5-4 in penalties after both teams had tied 1-1 in ordinary time. In netball, Kenya will face defending champions, Parliament of Tanzania in the only netball match scheduled for tomorrow at the Lugogo indoor stadium.

SOURCE East African Legislative Assembly (EALA)

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