Hosts Gomba outwitted visiting Buwekula 1-0 in the official opening match of the 2018 Airtel Buganda Masaza Cup at the Kabulasoke Core PTC playground on Saturday.
Kampala Junior Team (KJT) forward Nicholas Kabonge, also the captain for Gomba Nicholas Kabonge scored the lone strike on the evening in a well attended match also graced by the King of Buganda, His Majesty Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.
Kabonge has since congratulated the rest of his teammates, technical staff, team management and the fans for the hard fought win.
We played liked Lions and we are indeed the Gomba Lions. I thank the rest of my fellow players for the collective effort. I also appreciate the technical department, management and the fans who helped us achieve what we managed.
However, he is not convinced by the way the team played overall and believes they will improve in the coming matches;
We had some pressure like all opening games and did not play the way we ought to have played. Anyway, we shall improve in the coming matches
For starters, Kabonge also scored the winning goal when Gomba won their fourth Masaza cup football championship last year in the 1-0 victory against Ssingo at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.
Gomba has won the Masaza tournament a record four times in 2004, 2009, 2015 and lately 2017.
Match day one continued on Sunday with seven games.