Busoga Masaza Cup

Kyabazinga to grace Busoga Masaza Cup finals

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Semi final results

  • Busiki 0-0 Bugabula (Penalties 4-3)
  • Butembe 1-1 Kigulu (Penalties 4-1).

Final

  • Busiki VS Butembe

In a tweet posted on December 27, 2023, His Royal Highness William Wilberforce Khadumbula Gabula Nadiope IV, the Kyabazinga of Busoga, confirmed his presence as the chief guest for the upcoming MTN Busoga Masaza Cup finals at Kakindu Stadium in Jinja City.

The tournament saw Butembe and Busiki Counties advancing to the finals after competitive semi-final matches held at Kyabazinga Bugembe Stadium and Gaddafi Arena on December 15, 2023.

The encounter between Butembe and two-time champions Kigulu at Bugembe Stadium was a dramatic affair. Despite challenging conditions and a late 4:45 pm kick-off, Butembe triumphed 4-1 in a penalty shootout.

Mikel Abasa’s remarkable direct corner set Butembe on course with a goal in the first half. Kigulu responded with a goal from Amos Tatambula, equalizing the game in the second half.

Butembe at the qu’âtres as they dumped out Bugweri.

Amidst the deadlock, the match ended 1-1, leading to a gripping penalty shootout where Butembe secured a 4-1 victory. Maurice Isabirye, Simon Mutinda, and Tonny Tulituka stood out, clinching Butembe’s place in the finals. Coach, Ikoba Affan, attributed their success to the team’s adherence to instructions.

Meanwhile, Silage Bogere, Kigulu’s coach, lamented their inability to convert penalties after a commendable fightback in the game.

At Gaddafi Arena, Busiki County triumphed over Bugabula County 4-3 in the penalty shootout after a goalless draw.

Busiki’s shootout triumph marked their inaugural qualification for the finals, while Bugabula now faces Kigulu in the third-place playoff.

The finals are slated for December 30 at Kakindu Stadium and will be graced by the Kyabazinga of Busoga, William Wilberforce Gabula Nadiope IV.

With Butembe and Busiki showcasing resilience in their shootout victories, anticipation surges for a thrilling finale.

The high-stakes match promises an intense battle for the championship title and a prize of Shs 12m for the winner and Shs 8m for the runners-up.

Notably, the defending champion, Bukooli Namayingo, was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Bugabula County.

Past Winners since 2016.

2016-Bukooli Bugiri
2017-Butembe
2018-Kigulu
2019-Kigulu
2022-Bukooli Namayingo

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