Uganda Lacrosse - Report on the 2012 Kings Cup Tournament

Kings Cup II continued the weekend of 11th August, with the semifinals and finals. The draw saw Strykers again draw with Warriaz (2-1) and Kings Cup I champions Panthers were pitted against Warriaz (2-1-1). The finals were held at MUBS Grounds in Nakawa, Kampala.

UGANDA LACROSSE KINGS CUP 12 SEMIFINALS

KINGS 1–3 STRYKERS

The first semifinals had the Strykers reach the finals with a triumph of 1-3 over the Kings after going a goal down at the 08:34 minute. Stryker's attack-middie and captain, Yunus Brian, was on the scorer sheet this time with his first goal for his team in 6 months. Forwards, Ibra Jaffery and Kenneth Kasule chipped in their bits in goals. Kings sloppiness in attack once again cost them this game.

WARRIAZ 5–1 PANTHERS

The second semi saw the unstoppable Warriaz crush 2011 Kings Tournament champions Panthers 1-5. Panthers had hitherto cultivated an invincible air .On form crease forwards Van Jo 'Kaviri' and silent brutal attack midfielder Oscar Ntonio scored a goal each. Attack middie, Lubz Keith, wrapped up the rout to send his team to the finals. Panthers captain Onen scored his team's only goal. Business as usual for the Warriaz.

UGANDA LACROSSE KINGS CUP '12 FINALS

WARRIAZ 6–0 STRYKERS - Warriaz are Kings Cup II Champions!

After sending favorites Oneonta packing and brushing aside the champs Panthers, Warriaz walked over Strykers in the finals to win the Kings Cup II. Warriaz crease attack and former competitive kickboxer, Van 'Damn' Jo 'Kaviri' scored a goal in this final to take his final tally to 3 goals in the competition becoming joint top scorer with teammate Oscar Ntonio.

The scoring opened with two quick goals, one from Oscar at 07:28 and another from Van Jo 'Kaviri' at 09:02. The 1st quarter ended with Warriaz 2 -0 ahead.

Jackson Kidega added a goal at 25:04, and attack middie Lubz Keith did his bit at 29:32. The second quarter saw the Strykers try to fight back from a game that was quickly slipping away with a shot from forward Ken Kasule that hit the Warriaz goal post and 2 good saves from Warriaz goalie, Jimmy Akena.

The infallible Warriaz defense line of John-Paul, Donald Atuhire and Jeff Anywar put up an impregnable wall that made life harder for Strykers attacks. While up front, Warriaz triple threat of captain Nyakana,Van Jo and Oscar run riot on the Stryker defense. Attack man Phillip Sebunya, got a goal at 40:31 minutes, his overly ambitious celebration earned him a 1 minute penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Captain, Nyakana Douglas closed his brilliant display in this campaign with a goal at 56:08 to cap this very embarrassing outing for Strykers. Which many construed as was pissing on a dead mans grave .

Warriaz goalie, Jimmy Akena, made 6 saves in this game. Warriaz had the edge in shots with 18-7. They also had the advantage at face-offs 4-2.

In the non-competitive Uganda Women's Lacrosse game, the Red Doves, having NorthWestern's and Division 1 NCAA Women's champions Hillary Bowen (2009) and Amanda Macaluso as guest players on their team, were beaten 7 -5 by the Angels.

KC 12, Top Scorer: Wodero Oscar(Warr), Van Jo ‘Kaviri'(Warr)–3 goals
KC 12, Best Player: Nyakana Douglas(Warr)
KC 12, Best Defender: Jeff Anywar (Warr)
KC 12, Best Middfielder: Nyakana Douglas (Warr)
KC 12, Best Attack: Van Jo ‘Kaviri' (Warr)







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