June 23, 2018
Ssaabasajja Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has opened the 2018 edition of Masaza cup tournament at Kabulasoke Primary Teacher's College, Gomba county.
Hosts Gomba win an opener by beating Buweekul 1-0.
Hosts Gomba outwitted visiting Buwekula 1-0 in the official opening match of the 2018 Airtel Buganda Masaza Cup at the Kabulasoke Core PTC playground on Saturday.
Kampala Junior Team (KJT) forward Nicholas Kabonge, also the captain for Gomba Nicholas Kabonge scored the lone strike on the evening in a well attended match also graced by the King of Buganda, His Majesty Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.
Kabaka Mutebi II officially kicked off this year’s tournament flanked by the Kingdom Prime minister, Charles Peter Mayiga, Kingdom ministers, Government officials, Members of Parliament, local leaders and a multitude of passionate football gathering.
Kabonge was well positioned to slot the ball home after a goal melee in the Buweekula goal area two minutes after restart into the second half.
The opening 45 minutes of the game produced no goal reward with a couple of half chances for either side.
Isaac Balyejusa, Umar Luswata and Kabonge were all culprits for Gomba as Adrian Sserugo hit the post with a diving header on 10 minutes.
Kabonge was positioned to score past goalkeeper Ben Ssesazi after the defenders Isaac Kiwanuka and Jonathan Mutesa hesitated to clear away the ball out of danger.
Gomba earns their first win of the campaign of the tournament bankrolled by Airtel Uganda Limited as they mark the successful title defence.
Gomba has won the tournament an unprecedented four times in 2004, 2009, 2015 and lately 2017.
News in Pictures
His Majesty Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II autographing on the official ball to be used during the tournament
Kabaka kicking the ball to officially open the 2018 Masaza Cup tournament
Kabaka waving to His subjects who turned up in big numbers to witness the opener.
Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga watching the game as cheers and ululations cover the stadium
Mengo Ministers clad in Kanzus graced the official opening of the Masaza Cup 2018
Kabaka's chiefs came to witness the opener as Gomba takes on Buweekula
A record crowd attending the officialopening of the Masaza Cup 2018 edition at Kabulasoke PTC grounds