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Buleemezi outwit Busiro to win Masaza Cup

By Yekoyada Saaka

Added 26th October 2019 07:11 PM

Champions Bulemeezi looked superior throughout the game in terms of attacking, ball possession as they managed to grab an extra-time goal to win Buganda's prestigious football tournament.

Buleemezi outwit Busiro to win Masaza Cup

Champions Bulemeezi looked superior throughout the game in terms of attacking, ball possession as they managed to grab an extra-time goal to win Buganda's prestigious football tournament.

The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II hands over the trophy. PHOTOS: Dickson Kulumba and Patricia Turyahebwa 
 
Airtel Masaza Cup final
 
Busiro 0 Bulemeezi 1
Third place play
 
Buddu 1 Kyadondo
 
Midfielder Emmanuel Loki's teasing shot in the 100th minute of the first half of extra time was enough to deny Busiro her first Airtel Masaza cup trophy and on the other hand, gifting Bulemeezi her second trophy from three finals they have played.
 
Saturday's final at Mandela National Stadium Namboole was graced by the Kabaka of Buganda his Majesty Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, Katikiro, Prince David Kintu Wasajja, Prince Dr. Kasim Nakibinge and ministers from Mengo government and other dignitaries. 
 

 Bulemeezi players celebrate after winning the trophy

 The Kabaka waits to hand over medals and the trophy

Champions Bulemeezi looked superior throughout the game in terms of attacking, ball possession as they managed to grab an extra-time goal to win Buganda's prestigious football tournament.
 
The condition of the pitch was not the best given that it rained in the mid-morning hours. However, that still did not stop the players from showing their skills in the entire game.
 
Bulemeezi as champions walked home with a trophy, gold medals and Cash prize of shs12m.
 

 
Coach Simon Peter Mugerwa of Bulemeezi, attributed his team's success to hard work and the determination of his players throughout the campaign.
 
"We worked together, the unity in the camp played a big role in reaching the final and winning the title as well," Mugerwa noted.
 
Busiro who were appearing for the first time in the final and runners up of the day took home a cash prize of sh9m and silver medals.
 

 The trophy 

  Bulemeezi players celebrate their win

Kyadondo earlier in the mid-morning clash for the third-place finish, defeated Buddu by 2-1 and pocketed shs7m and bronze medals.
 
Goals for Kyadondo were scored by Masagazi Masazi and Jacob Draleleke while Edward Matovu scored for Buddu.
 
 
  
Quarter-finalists, Ssese County were voted as the most disciplined team and received a set of a new jersey. 
 
Bulemeezi captain, Ronald Ssekiganda was awarded the most valuable player of the tournament (MVP) award and a special cash envelope.

 Fans outside the stadium before the game

 Fans take selfies as they wait for the game
 
The top scorer award went to Denis Mwemezi of Ssese County who scored 7 goals.
 
Buganda Youth and sports minister Henry Ssekabembe Kiberu appreciated the fans for turning up in big numbers and also congratulated the champions Bulemeezi.
 

 Fans flocked the stadium to support their heroes

 There was a lot to drinks and eat

 

 

"I want to thank the fans for coming up and showing support to your teams, thank you so much, "Ssekabembe appreciated.
 
"I also congratulate the people of Bulemeezi for winning their second trophy in history, well done," he added.
 

 Fans arriving at the stadium for the game

 

 
Masaza Cup past winners
2004- Gomba
2005- Mawokota
2006- Kooki
2007- Mawokota
2008- Kyaddondo
2009- Gomba
2010- Not held
2011- Bululi
2012- Bulemeezi
2013- Mawokota
2014- Gomba
2015- Ssingo
2016- Buddu
2017- Gomba
2018- Ssingo
2019-Bulemeezi.

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