Frank Nyombi of Bulemeezi takes on Sazil Nkonge of Mawokota at Mpigi Police play ground (Photo: David Isabirye)

Airtel Masaza Cup 2019 (Match Day 2)

Sunday Results

  • Ssese 4-1 Buvuma
  • Busiro 3-0 Buweekula
  • Kyadondo 3-0 Buluuri
  • Busujju 2-0 Kabula
  • Buddu 1-0 Mawogola
  • Mawokota 1-1 Bulemeezi
  • Bugerere 1-1 Ssingo
  • Butambala 0-0 Kyaggwe

A total of 18 goals were scored on matchday two of the Airtel sponsored Masaza football tournament.

Ssese’s 4-1 drubbing of Buvuma in the battle of Island teams played at the Lutoboka play grounds produced the most goals, five.

Denis Mwemezi starred with all the four goals for the home side, Ssese.

Mohammed Nsubuga got the consolation for visiting Buvuma.

Ssese thus picked their first victory of the season having suffered a 3-0 loss on the road to defending champions Ssingo on the official opening match also graced by the Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.

There were two second best high scoring matches.

Busiro’s 3-0 home win against visiting Buwekula at the Ssentema play ground ensured that they won their second game of the campaign.

Razaka Sebubazi netted a brace and burly striker Gerald “Mwenda” Ogwetti scored the other.

Mawokota defender Simon “Rasta” Tabu Oryem was on the score sheet (Photo: David Isabirye)

At the Champions Stadium, Mwererwe, Kyadondo out-witted Bululi 3-0.

Douglas Kizza scored twice and Emma Mwesigwa was also on the score sheet for the star-studded side.

Sadam Kasozi’s brace won the maximum points for Busujju in their 2-0 home win against visiting Kabula at Bbanda playground along Mityana road.

Buddu attained their first victory, triumphing 1-0 over nemesis entity Mawogola at the Masaka Recreational Stadium.

Ibra Kalule found the priceless strike for three points in the bag as head coach Charles Livingstone Mbabazi earned his first win.

Meanwhile, three games ended in stalemates, two of which produced goals.

Frank Nyombi of Bulemeezi takes on Sazil Nkonge of Mawokota at Mpigi Police play ground (Photo: David Isabirye)

Mawokota and Bulemeezi remain winless in two matches as they settled for a one all draw at the Mpigi Police playground in a game that was marred by violence after the final whistle.

Towering skipper Ronald Ssekiganda gave Bulemeezi the lead on the hour mark with a stunning left-footed shot into the roof of the net past goalkeeper Musa Gitta.

The joy was however short-lived with the equalizer from dread-locked defender Simon Oryem Tabu who curled home a beautiful free-kick, beating the defensive wall and the goalie Amir Nalugoda into the bottom corner of the net.

A man runs off for dear life away from smoke of tear gas (Photo: David Isabirye)

Moments after the game, tear gas canisters and live bullets were fired to disperse a section of rowdy Bulemeezi fans who had a running battle with police.

A woman walks away from the chaotic scene of smoke emitted from the tear gas canister outside Mpigi Police grounds (Photo: David Isabirye)

Bugerere and Ssingo also settled for a one all draw at the Ntenjeru Ssaza ground.

John Musasizi struck for Ssingo and Francis Mukasa replied for Bugerere.

Only one match failed to produce at least a goal. Butambala’s goal-less affair with Kyaggwe paid off no fruitful dividend in terms of goals scored.

Bulemeezi head coach Simon Peter Mugerwa during post match interview (Photo: David Isabirye)

The forth-coming match day three present the golden opportunity to wounded teams to make amends and those in command to consolidate their gains.

This tournament which has been played since 2004 is proudly sponsored by telecommunications giants Airtel Uganda Limited, Centenary Bank, Ngule beer, Total among others.

A multi-coloured fan at Mpigi Police Play ground for the Mawokota versus Bulemeezi game (Photo: David Isabirye)

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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