The All Africa School Championships 2023 kicked off in Harare, Zimbabwe, following the success of the U-15 Championships, and Day 1 witnessed electrifying matches that set the tone for an intense competition.
In the girl’s division, Mbogo High School from Uganda showcased dominance, overpowering Collège Saint Therese D Abengourou of Ivory Coast with a resounding 5-0 victory. The host country’s Queen Elizabeth School continued the momentum, securing a 5-0 win against the same Ivorian opponent.
South Africa’s Durban Girls High faced Zimbabwe’s Mufakose, emerging victorious with a 4-1 scoreline. However, the Ugandan girls from Rubaga Girls Secondary School stole the spotlight by defeating Durban Girls High 4-1 in a stunning upset.
Turning to the boy’s side, where round-robin competition intensified, South Africa’s Westville Boys High exhibited prowess by claiming a decisive 5-0 win against Zimbabwe’s Prince Edward School. Their prowess continued as they triumphed 4-1 against Bernard Meziki College from Zimbabwe.
Uganda’s Kibuli Secondary School asserted dominance by securing 5-0 victories against Zimbabwe’s Prince Edward School and Bernard Meziki College. The Zambian team from Kabulonga Secondary School showcased their strength, overpowering Bernard Meziki College 5-0.
As the day unfolded, South Africa’s Westville Boys High faced off against Bernard Meziki College, securing a convincing 4-1 win. On the girl’s side, Durban Girls High from South Africa triumphed over Zimbabwe’s Mufakose with a 4-1 scoreline.
In a fierce encounter, Uganda’s Rubaga Girls Secondary School went head-to-head with Mufakose School from Zimbabwe, with the Ugandan team emerging victorious with a 5-0 win.
Returning to the boy’s division, Westville Boys High continued their winning streak with a commanding 5-0 victory against Zimbabwe’s Prince Edward School. Prince Edward then faced Uganda’s Kibuli Secondary School, resulting in another 5-0 win for the Ugandan team.
The last two matches of the day unfolded on the girl’s side, where Queen Elizabeth College of Zimbabwe secured a 5-0 win against Collège Sainte Therese D Abengo of Ivory Coast. In the final match, Uganda’s Mbogo High School displayed exceptional skills, dominating with a 5-0 victory against Queen Elizabeth College.
Day 1 of the All Africa School Championships set the stage for an exciting tournament, with teams showcasing their talent and determination. As the competition progresses, anticipation rises for more thrilling matches and remarkable performances. Stay tuned for updates as the quest for the championship title continues.