Mawokota players celebrate one of their goals against Kooki at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru

Masengere Group (7th January 2021 Results):

  • Kooki 1-2 Mawokota
  • Bugerere 2-0 Kyadondo

Mawokota kicked off the 2020 Masaza Cup with a hard fought 2-1 victory over Kooki during a Masengere group duel at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

Fazil Tumwine put the three time Masaza Cup champions in the lead on the 20th minute mark.

Towards the end of the first half, Kooki was awarded a penalty by referee Moses Lubowa following a foul in the area on Benjamin Ssemango.

Anthony Ssekidde Masikirano sent goalkeeper Anthony Emojong the wrong way for the equalizer as the first half ended 1 goal apiece.

Fazil Tumwine crosses the ball

In the second half, Isaac Ofoyrwith beat goalkeeper Isaac Kwizera Onyango in an acute angle to restore Mawokota’s lead.

The score remain like that for the rest of the game as Mawokota who are coached by Richard Malinga earned maximum points.

Malinga looks forwards the remaining two games of the group  to top the group.

“We are happy having won the first match in the group. We look forward the remaining two matches against Bugerere and Kyadondo because the target is to qualify from the group” Malinga, a former Uganda Cranes international disclosed after the match.

Mawokota team bench

Meanwhile, Bugerere leads the Masengere group after a 2-0 win earlier in the day against Kyadondo.

Friday is rest day and action in the group resumes on Saturday, 9th January 2021.

Kyadondo takes on Kooki in the early kick off at noon before Mawokota will face Bugerere during the second contest.

Mawokota XI: Anthony Emojong (G.K – 18), Simon Oryem Tabu (5), Faizo Matovu (3), Mike Kintu (2), Arnold Odong (15), Musa Kasimba (6 – Captain), Nicholas Jjonga (8), Abasi Muluya (7), Isaac Ofoyewith (11), Fazil Tumwine (9), Geofrey Oyaka (10)

Substitutes: Shamran Kamya (1), Denis Kasirye (12), Elvis Ssekajugo (14), Livingstone Jurua (13), Douglas Oree (4)

Team officials:

Team manager: Innocent Ahimbisibwe

Head coach: Richard Malinga

Assistant coach: Tonny Katamba

Official: Swaibi Kiyingi

Mawokota XI Vs Kooki

Kooki XI: Isaac Kwizera Onyango (G.K-18), Fred Ategeka (5), David Okecho (3), Gordon Wante (2), Latif Biira (4), David Kanonya (6), Benjamin Ssemango (7), Solomon Waiswa (12), Shamir Kimwero (13), Geofrey Okello (14), Anthony Ssekidde Masikirano (10)

Substitutes: Eria Ssentongo (G.K -1), Sande Matovu (11), Stephen Matovu (8), Jacobs Othieno (15), Clinton Asiimwe (9)

Team officials:

Team manager: Sadick Sempigi

Head coach: Rayan Bukenya

Assistant coach: Simon Kintu

Official: Samuel Ndawula

Kooki XI Vs Mawokota
Match referees with Mawokota and Kooki captains

Match Officials:

  • Referee: Moses Lubowa
  • Assistant Referee 1: Miriam Namazzi
  • Assistant Referee 2: Julius Mukasa
  • 4th official: Henry Musisi
  • Assessor: Ali Tomusange
  • Match Commissioner: Festus Kirumira

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

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