Masaza Cup 2021 Final Saturday, March 5, 2022
- Buwekula 0-2 Buddu
Third (3rd) Place playoff.
- Bulemeezi 1-0 Mawokota
Buddu Ssaza have today Saturday 5th March been crowned champions of Masaza Cup 2021 after defeating Buwekula 2-0 in entertaining final held at home of Vipers SC St Mary’s stadium in Kitende.
The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi graced the function as the chief guest and handed over the trophy to Buddu Captain Marvin Kavuma.
Marvin Kavuma and forward Bruno Bunyaga scored the all important goals for Steven Bogere’s side.
Kavuma headed Buddu infront in the 60th minute and Bunyaga selead the win the 71st minute.
Buwekula had dominated the first stanza of the game with the Lions’ share of possession and looked a better side up to the 60th minute when they conceded.
Ismil Tamubula had got an earlier chance but denied Buwekula the lead in the 18th minute when he was well set up by Kakande.
Danger man and Captain Shafic Kakande also got a clear opportunity to put his side in the lead but failed to capitalize on defenders Lukwaho and Aluka mistake when they collided close to the end of the first half.
Buddu had two opportunities to score a first half goal but midfielder Ayiman Twaha missed a header in the 18th minute and Sengendo had missed the first chance of the game in the first minute.
Shortly after Micheal Abura missed the best chance for Buwekula Masaza veteran Marvin Kavuma scored for Buddu with a well struck header off Gideon Odongo well crafted freekick.
Bogere has won Buddu the second Masaza title as coach after winning it for them in 2016.
Buddu has joined Ssingo and Bulemeezi among the two time Masaza Cup winners.
It is only record winners Gomba with 5 titles and Mawokota with 3 titles that have won it more times than Buddu, Ssingo and Bulemeezi.
Isaac Kwizera, Alex Kizito, Emmanuel Yiga Stuart Otuunu, Anthony Kirumira, Benard Alijuna, Ismil Tamubula, Micheal Abura, Abdul Nsereko, Shafiq Kakande, Isaac Musiima
Nassif Kamulegeya, Micheal Kimera, Raymond Marvin Witaikire, Johnson Kasajja , Ivan Semujju, Joram Nsubuga, Patrick Mubiru, Walter Alere, Fahad Jumbe
Buddu Ssaza XI
Micheal Lutaaya, Haruna Lukwaho, Gideon Odongo, Jonathan Oluka, Abdallah Sentongo, Ayiman Twaha, Fahad Nsamba, Geoffrey Gaganga, Bruno Bunyaga, Marvin Kavuma , Sharif Sengendo
Nassif Kabuye, Stephen Muwawu, Jaffer Kaziro, Edward Namasa, Vianney Bukenya, Brian Omirambe, Ismail Lamatara
Referee: Julius Kasibante
Assistant referee 1: Micheal Kalule
Assistant referee 2: Brianson Musisi
Forth official: Henry Musisi
2019 champions Bulemeezi won bronze in the classification match after defeating Two time champions Mawokota.
Lanky forward Gabriel Eragu scored the only goal late in the game when he headed in Johnben Nakibinge cross.
Abraham Opio, Fauzo Matovu, Mike Kintu, Arnold Odong, Saidi Mayanja, Nicholas Jonga, Godfrey Sekibengo, Jovan Mawejje, Tonny Kiberu, Isaac Ofoyrwoth, Pius Sebulime.
Eric Atiku, Joel Opio, Dan Kazibwe, Anthony Patrick Emojong, Allan Oyirwoth.
Tonny Atugonza, Rodgers Sebyondwa, Douglas Kizza, Mahad Kabogoza, Godfrey Arijole, Sulaiman Sessazi, Simon Katumba, Akiramu Mulwanyi, Bernaldo Katerega, Johnben Nakibinge.
Enoch Nsumba, Masuudi Kafumbe, Sharifu Nsereko, Umar Katemba, Calvin Peter Emayu
Simon Peter Mugerwa
Referee: Stephen Kimayo
Assistant referee 1: Robert Kelly Kimbugwe,
Assistant referee 2: Mustafa Mafumu
Forth official: Rajjab Bakasambe.
Masaza Cup media coordinator Faridah Bongole appreciated the media for the success of the tournament in the post tournament conference.
Masaza Cup organising chairman Hajji Sulaiman Ssejengo was greatful for every one who has done the great work.
Today is a special day to celebrate for us as the organizers that we are achieving targets as to why his majesty the Kabaka started the Masaza Tournament. We want to thank the partners and Sponsors we have on board.
We have been challenged by COVID but am happy we have atleast managed to finish them successfully, and more so all the 18 counties making sure they participate. Finally I appreciate the media and the different managers and the individuals that have sponsored.
Conclusively, I want to thank the minister for the guidance always.
The minister for Sports in Buganda Kingdom Owek Henry Sekabembe thanked Dr Lawrence Mulindwa and the different parties that have made the tournament a success.
I want to appreciate the organising committee that we have managed to do it amidst the challenges, I want to start by appreciating the media, the sponsors; Airtel, Centinary bank UNAIDS, CBS, want to appreciate the different individuals, the fans that have supported their counties
The future of the Masaza Tournament is bright, Want to lastly appreciate the management of St Mary’s stadium and Doctor Lawrence Mulindwa
Micheal Lutaaya (Buddu)
Isaac Musiima – 6 goals -Buwekula
Most discplined team(Fair play award)
Buddu (Champions) -UGX 12M
Buwekula 2nd – UGX 9M
Bulemeezi 3rd – UGX 7M
Mawokota 4th – UGX 5 M
Masaza Cup previous Winners:
- 2021- Buddu
- 2020 – Gomba
- 2019 – Bulemeezi
- 2018 – Singo
- 2017 – Gomba
- 2016 – Buddu
- 2015 – Singo
- 2014 – Gomba
- 2013 – Mawokota
- 2012 – Bulemeezi
- 2011 – Buluri
- 2010 – Not Held
- 2009 – Gomba
- 2008 – Kyadondo
- 2007 – Mawokota
- 2006 – Kooki
- 2005 – Mawokota
- 2004 – Gomba