2017 Airtel Masaza Cup:
Sunday, 4th June:
- Kyadondo Vs Buvuma – Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo
- Mawokota Vs Busiro – Buwama
- Kabula Vs Mawogola – Lyantonde
- Kooki Vs Ssese – Rakai
The last four group games of the Airtel Buganda Masaza football tournament will take place this Sunday, 4th June 2017 at the different playing venues.
Former winners, Mawokota, who have had a slow start of the campaign are this time at home against Busiro at their Buwama fortress.
Three-time winners Mawokota (champions in 2005, 2007 and 2013) have been a shadow of themselves without any victory so far this term.
Mawokota lost 2-1 to Butambala on the opening weekend of the 2017 edition and again fell 2-0 away to Kyadondo at Phillip Omondi Stadium, Lugogo in Kampala.
The other group game will witness Kyadondo entertain fast improving Buvuma at the Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo.
Kyadondo’s last game the previous week was that goalless draw away to Busiro played at the Sentema playground.
In Group B, Kabula hosts 2008 semifinalists Mawogola in Lyantonde as 2006 champions, Kooki will be at home to Ssese in Rakai.
Kooki would wish to recover in a record time from that 2-1 loss to Buddu at the Masaka Recreational stadium last week.
Also, last week Ssese was held 0-0 at their Lutoboka home by visiting Kabula
The coming week will see the return of action for the remainder of the second round games at various venues.
Two teams out of each of the four groups will qualify for the quarter finals that are played on a home and away basis.
The tournament that has been played for now 13 years has graduated through leaps and bounds having been a rich platform to showcase raw talent, many of whom have ascended the ladder up to the Uganda Cranes and even played professional football outside the country.
Some of these players are Joseph Owino (Mawogola), Emmanuel Okwi (Mawokota), Brian Umony (Kyadondo), Mike Sserumaga (Mawokota), Aziz Kemba (Gomba), Hamis ‘Diego’ Kiiza (Mawogola), Faruku Miya (Butambala), Alex Ikanga, Yassar Mugerwa (Gomba), Yunus Sentamu (Bulemeezi), Nelson Senkatuka (Bulemeezi), Robert Odongkara (Mawogola), Edrisa Lubega (Singo), Sula ‘Malouda’ Matovu (Mawogola), Godfrey ‘Jajja Walu’ Walusimbi (Mawokota), Robert Mukongottya (Buddu) among others.
Buddu are the defending champions.
Airtel Buganda Masaza Cup All Winners:
2016 – Buddu
2015 – Singo
2014 – Gomba
2013 – Mawokota
2010– Not Held