Action between Buddu and Kabula at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru

Masaza Cup 2020 (Muganzirwazza Group):

  • Match No.29: Ssese 3-4 Gomba
  • Match No.30: Kabula 0-2 Buddu

Buddu beat a 10 man hard fighting Kabula 2-0 during a Muganzirwazza group contest in the Masaza Cup 2020 tournament at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru on Friday, 15th January 2020.

Towering midfielder Miisi Diego Ssemugera and Fahad Nsamba got the goals for the 2016 champions.

Ssemugere nodded home the opener past goalkeeper Allan Kakooza on the stroke of half time.

Buddu attained numerical advantage when Kabula’s Faisal Ssebyanzi was sent off by referee Fred Ishaka for a second bookable offence in the second of the three added minutes to climax the opening half.

Upon return for the last 45 minutes, Buddu fully optimized  on the numbers’ advantage and remained dominant with a great percentage of the ball possession.

Nsamba curled home the winner with 18 minutes to end the match.

Buddu’s Emmanuel Mwesigwa (left) in action

The midfielder’s left footed shot kissed the inside of the cross bar before bouncing over the goal-line for the second goal of the side coached by Germany-trained Michael Skills Lukyamuzi.

There were no further goals from either side as Buddu joined Gomba to the quarter-finals even with a game in hand between the two sides.

Gomba had earlier triumphed over islanders Ssese 4-3 during a 7 goal thriller.

Charles Bbaale led the assault with a brace with the other goals coming from Junior Juma Lutankome and George Kaddu’s thunderous free-kick.

Ssese’s goals were scored by Mubarak Masereka, Moses Okwera and second half substitute Lawrence Kambugu.

Following two back to back losses for Ssese and Kabula, these two sides were eliminated even with a game to play for each.

Saturday, January 16, 2021 was reserved for recovery with the final group matches coming on the subsequent day.

Buddu players celebrate a goal against Kabula

Gomba hosted Buddu and the contest ended 1 goal apiece. This match confirmed Gomba as the group leaders.

Kabula and Ssese also played to a one all draw in the dead-rubber contest.

This annual championship is organized by the Kingdom of Buganda in conjunction with Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA).

Airtel Uganda are the platinum sponsors with the other partners being Centenary Bank, Kande Poultry Farm, Nabagereka Development Foundation, UNAIDS as well as BBS Telefaina and CBS FM.

Players who have played in the Uganda Premier League, FUFA Big League and the national teams (U-20, U-23 and Uganda Cranes) are ineligible to take part in this tournament.

Bulemeezi are the reigning champions.

Kabula XI Vs Buddu

Kabula XI: Allan Kakooza (G.K), Robert Akugizibwe, Julius Ocen, Sharif Sewankambo, Faisal Ssebyanzi, Frank Katongole, Marco Mateega, Valentino Odoi, Ronald Sande Andabati, Baker Mabale Ssegitinya, Ashiraf Kalanzi

Substitutes: Richard Sseguya, Abdulkalimu Ddamulira, Aristote Kambere, Innocent Muwonge, Emmanuel Ocen

Team officials:

  • Team manager: Nathan T. Kasule
  • Head coach: Paddy Tan Kakande
  • Assistant coach: Isah Nsubuga
  • Official: Richard Ssenyondo
Buddu XI Vs Kabula

Buddu XI: Farouk Yawe Sebanja (G.K), Edward Namasa, Stephen Muwawu, Angello Kizza, Sharif Ssengendo, Marvin Kavuma, Fahad Nsamba, Miisi Diego Semugera, Titus Sematimba, Emmanuel Mwesigwa, Frank Sebuufu

Substitutes: Nazir Obbo Kibuule, Farouk Ssekayi, Joseph Kayondo

Team officials:

  • Team manager: Joseph Lutaaya
  • Head coach: Michael Skills Lukyamuzi
  • Assistant coach: Twaha Miiro
  • Official: Rose Muwonge
Buddu captain Farouk Yawe Ssebanja and the Kabula counterpart with the match referees

Match officials:

  • Referee: Fred Ishaka
  • Assistant Referee 1: Bashir Jjunju
  • Assistant Referee 2: Ronald Kayongo
  • 4th official: Nasser Muhammed
  • Assessor: Ali Tomusange
  • Match Commissioner: Francis Mugerwa Bikeka

Other Results:

  • Buddu 3-0 Ssese
  • Gomba 4-0 Kabula

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

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