FootballMasaza Cup

Rules will help us reduce the fights – Owek. Ssekabembe


On Tuesday, Masaza Cup committee called upon the leadership of all the County teams to review the previous round of games of the tournament at Bulange in Mengo.

The team leadership included the team managers, Captains and head coach while on the other side were the committee leaders and head of referees in the competition and former Uganda Premier League referee Brian Miro Nsubuga.

In the session, there were different Masaza team leaders, submitting and asking questions to the committee as they were receiving different replies but when it came to the refereeing bit, Miro came out clarify a point saying;

“I am the one who allocates referees so if there is anyone who took on your money or you think was bribed you can tell me with all the evidence”

Later on in the session, both former referees Brian Miro and Ali Tomusange combined to teach the different team leaders about the game rules to add more knowledge to what they hold.

After the session, we chat a with the Buganda Kingdom Sports Minister Owek. Henry Ssekabembe Kiberu who summarizes all that was said in the session;

“Today we are here with the leadership of the different county teams to take them through the new rules of the Masaza Cup as we all know the amendments never end as we continue to see the heat in this years tournament.”

“We have talked about how we fans should use the roads as we visit other counties, how to follow the traffic rules, do not seat on top of the taxi or top of the Lorry bars. In this arrangement we would like to go through this season without getting such road accidents like before.”

“We as Buganda Kingdom are very happy with the fans and competition in the games and such lessons will help us reduce on the right implementation of rules and also reduce the fights on the play grounds.”

Secondly, on the point of honesty he added and said that;

“If you take the county team’s money and promise you take it to the referee and don’t, this means that you pushing the team backwards just like one who brings a player from the other team at six million yet the actual paid price of player is three million.”

Lastly Owekitibwa concluded with the point of Violence asserting that

“if you want to know that violence is not good have a look at Bulemezi, they have lost a chance to get gate collection that would help them in three games, some fans won’t come back just like some transporters and referees all because they fear to lose their lives.”

“Therefore we have strengthened our security organs but as fans also avoid violence since we have a lot people around you including children. We have standards and shall fight with anyone who creates violence.”

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