Gomba XI Vs Bugerere

Masaza Cup 2020 (Quarter-final Results):

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 :

  • Bugerere 1-2 Gomba
  • Mawokota 0-2 Buddu

Monday, January 18, 2021

  • Mawogola 0-1 Busiro
  • Busujju 1-3 Bulemeezi

Gomba progressed to the semi-final of the on-going Masaza Cup 2020 tournament after rallying from a goal down to overcome Bugerere 2-1 at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Forward Charles Bbaale scored twice directly from the corner kicks in the third quarter final of the championship that has been played in strict observance of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19.

Bugerere had shocked the four time Masaza Cup champions when diligent striker Tonny Kiberu netted the opener on the 40th minute mark.

Tonny Kiberu of Bugerere is closed down by Gomba players Colline Sseruwu, Abdallah Ssentongo (captain) and Ali Bayo Asharvin

Kiberu drove past Gomba’s captain Abdallah Ssentongo from the left before he shot past the diving goalkeeper Francis Anguzu for the opening goal going into the half time break.

The final 10 minutes of the first half was played under heavy rains.

By the start of the second stanza, the rains had persisted but play resumed nonetheless.

Bbaale’s first of the brace arrived on the hour mark, directly swinging the corner kick into the Bugerere net.

The second goal arrived five minutes later, coming in similar fashion as Gomba bossed the game for the first time.

Charles Bbaale (shirt 14) in action

There was a penalty shout from Bugerere players and officials hinting to a seemingly handball incident by Gomba’s George Kaddu but the referee  Vincent Kavuma waved play on.

The flooded play ground at some moment hindered the free movement of the ball as both sides pushed for a goal that never arrived.

The final whistle was sigh of relief from Gomba players and officials and definitely agony for the Bugerere side.

Gomba had booked a semi-final berth to play Busiro, 2019 losing finalists this coming Thursday, 21st January 2021.

In the final quarter final match played, Buddu showed maturity when they overcame a dominant Mawokota side 2-0.

Second half substitute Farouk Ssekayi and Marvin Kavuma scored the goals for Buddu.

Buddu, winners of the championship in 2016 will now face the defending champions Bulemeezi.

The final is tentatively set to be played on Saturday, 23rd January 2021.

Bugerere XI Vs Gomba

Team Line Ups:

Bugerere XI: Dirisa Mayinja (G.K), Jafari Kaziro, Fredrick Ngalo, Sharif Lubega, Twaha Ayman Toure, Juma Kasozi, Geoffrey Gaganga, Tonny Kiberu, Swaibu Ndugwa, Fahad Aniku, Shafik Sebyala

Subs: Wycliff Luseda, Saidi Mayanja, Allan Mutumba, Timothy Senfuma

Team officials:

  • Team manager: Godfrey Bisaso
  • Head coach: Andy Ssali
  • Assistant coach: Hamidu Gitta
  • Official: David Bbale
Gomba XI Vs Bugerere

Gomba XI: Francis Anguzu (G.K), Fred Gift, George Kaddu, George Kiryowa, Abdallah Ssentongo (Captain), Fred Atuhwera, Ali Arshavin Bayo, Isaac Musiima, Charles Bbaale, Junior Juma Lutakome, Colline Seruwu

Subs: Derrick Mbowa, Jackson Ssemugabi, Hamis Dagada Kafeero, Ashraf Zizinga, Peter Katongole

Team officials:

  • Team manager: Ibrahim Kirya
  • Head coach: Felix Kawooya Ssekabuuza
  • Assistant coach: Davis Nnono Ssozi
  • Official: Mubarak Kiberu

Match Officials:

  • Referee: Vincent Kavuma
  • 1st Assistant Referee: Michael Kalule
  • 2nd Assistant Referee: Robert Kimbugwe
  • 4th Official: Ali Kaddu
  • Assessor: Mark Ssonko
  • Match Commissioner: Francis Kitaka

Masaza Cup Cast of All Winners:

  • 2018 – Singo
  • 2017 – Gomba
  • 2016 – Buddu
  • 2015 – Singo
  • 2014 – Gomba
  • 2013 – Mawokota
  • 2012 – Bulemeezi
  • 2011 – Buluri
  • 2010 – Not Held
  • 2009 – Gomba
  • 2008 – Kyadondo
  • 2007 – Mawokota
  • 2006 – Kooki
  • 2005 – Mawokota
  • 2004 – Gomba

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

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