2017 Airtel Masaza Cup: Quarter finals successfully completed, 4 teams standing


Airtel Masaza Cup (Quarterfinals, 2nd Leg)

  • Busiro 2-0 Kooki (Agg 2-1)
  • Buddu 1-1 Mawokota (Agg 2-1)
  • Gomba 2-1 Bulemeezi (Agg 2-1)
  • Bugerere (1) 1-0 (3) Singo (Agg: 1-1, after penalties 2-4)

Buddu vs Mawokota captains with the match referees and commissioner Catherine Adipo

The quarter finals of the 2017 Airtel Masaza cup were successfully completed over the week with the return legs done and dusted.

Busiro overcame Kooki 2-0 at the Sentema playground to progress 2-1 on aggregate having lost 1-0 away in the first leg a week ago.

Coached by Bright Stars assistant coach Kiwanuka, Busiro fought gallantly in the return leg scoring through Brian Kasule and Julius Maido before a capacity crowd.

The visitors missed that crucial away goal when Emmanuel Lubangakene blasted wide a penalty.

At the Kabulasooke PTC play ground, 3 time champions Gomba recovered from a goal down to defeat Buleemezi  2-1.

Isaac Balyejusa gave the visitors the lead before Joseph Jjanjali, now the tournament top scorer (on 9 goals) replied for Bulemeezi with a brace, a goal in either half.

Earlier before this match, 5 Buleemezi fans were declared dead after a nasty accident.

The first round had ended goal-less at Kasaana stadium in Luweero.

Action between Mawokota (blue) and Buddu (white) during the 2017 Airtel Masaza cup quarter final 1st leg match at Buwama play ground

Singo lost 1-0 to Bugerere as the two sides tied 1-1 on aggregate. Brian Kaye scored for Bugerere to take the game into tense penalties.

In the post match penalties, Singo triumphed 4-2 to advance for the semi-finals.

Defending champions Buddu held Mawokota to a 1-1 draw at the Masaka Recreational stadium with Joseph Jjanjali netting his 9th goal of the campaign.

Meanwhile, the first leg of the semi-finals will be played next weekend.

Busiro hosts Singo at Sentema as Buddu entertains Gomba at the Masaka Recreational stadium.

Part of the fans following the 2017 Airtel Masaza football tournament

The Masaza cup tournament associated with large numbers of people passionately following the games.

The tournament has been played since 2004 with sponsorship by telecommunications giants, Airtel Uganda Limited.

Semi-finals: 6th August 2017 (1st Leg)

  • Busiro Vs Singo – Sentema
  • Buddu Vs Gomba – Masaka Recreation