2017 Airtel Masaza tourney:
Saturday, 24th June:
- Ssese Vs Mawogola – Lutoboka, Ssese Island
Sunday, 25th June:
- Kyadondo Vs Butambala – Gayaza playground
- Mawokota Vs Buvuma – Buwama playground, Masaka road
- Buddu Vs Kabula – Masaka recreation stadium, Masaka
- Singo Vs Busujju – Mityana Ssaza ground
- Gomba Vs Buwekula – Kabulasoke PTC playground, Gomba
- Bulemeezi Vs Buluuli – Kasana playground, Luweero
- Kyaggwe Vs Bugerere – Bishop S.S playground, Mukono
The ever interesting Airtel Buganda Masaza football tournament nears the climax of the group stages this weekend with eight games lined up.
Only one match (between Ssese and Mawogola) will be held on Saturday at the home of Ssese in Lutoboka, Lake Victoria islands.
The other seven shall be played on Sunday, 4th June 2017 at the different playing venues.
Ssese, after suffering back to back losses to Kabula and Buddu, will strieve to save face when they host Mawogola at the Lutoboka playground.
On Sunday, group A leaders Kyadondo (11 points) needs a draw when Butambala visits Gayaza in order to qualify for the quarter finals.
Mawokota will take on Buvuma at Buwama in the other group A match
In group B, the reigning champions Buddu requires a point off visiting Kabula to ensure a slot to the knock out stage.
Kabula, currently on 6 points visit the intimidating Masaka Recreational stadium with hopes of playing catch up to the run away teams – Buddu and Kooki who have 11 and 9 points respectively.
Meanwhile, Singo hosts Busujju in Mityana and Gomba takes on Buweekula at Kabulasooke PTC ground in group C encounters.
It is still a tag of war for the top three sides with Gomba leading the group on 8 points.
Singo and Buweekula have accumulated 7 and 5 points respectively.
Busujju, losing semifinalists to Gomba last year have just two points in the coffers.
Group D leaders Bugerere (with 7 points and a superior goal difference ahead of Bulemeezi) make a short trip to third placed Kyaggwe (6) at the Mukono Bishop S.S play ground.
At Kasana playground in Luweero, home side Bulemeezi will lock horns with Buluuri, who have just managed 2 points this term.
Two teams from each of the four groups will qualify for the quarter finals that are played on a home and away basis.
The tournament that has been played for now 13 years has graduated through different technicalities and sponsorship alike. Telecommunications giants Airtel Uganda Limited bankroll the tournament as the main sponsors.
Buddu are the defending champions.
Airtel Buganda Masaza Cup All Winners:
2016 – Buddu
2015 – Singo
2014 – Gomba
2013 – Mawokota
2010– Not Held