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  • Masaza Cup 2019 | Official Opening Match
  • Ssingo 3-0 Ssese

Ssingo kicked off the 2019 Airtel Masaza Cup defence with a vital win over Ssese (3-0) during the official opening match played at Mityana Ssaza ground on Saturday.

The Kabaka of Buganda as the Masaza Cup kicked off.

Ronald Ssempala, as well as midfielders Geoffrey Gaganga and Sula Mpanga, netted the goals for the two-time champions who are coached by Shafik Bisaso.

Ssempala nodded home the opening goal as early as the third minute during the well-attended match also graced by the Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.

Ten minutes later, Mpanga’s long-range low drive beat goalkeeper Yusuf Bwambale for the second goal amidst wild cheers.

In the second half, Ssese returned stronger but failed to deliver infront of goal as the Denis duo of Mwemeezi and Kalanzi fluffed chance after chance.

Ssingo extended their lead through Gaganga after Ssempala’s donkey work on the right.

The better part of the second half was marred by heavy rain but play continued until the final whistle by Nasser Muhammed Kirya.

The Masaza Cup matches will continue on Sunday, 8th June 2019.

Telecommunication giants Airtel Uganda are the main sponsor of this championship.

Team Line-ups:

Ssingo XI: Derrick Were (G.K), Joseph Data, Ponsiango Ssegonja, George Kiryowa, Steven Dube, Amuli Mukasa,  Sula Mpanga, Jackson Ssemugabi, Ronald Ssempala, Abdul Jibril Nsimbe, Geofrey Gaganga

Subs: Arafah Otim (G.K), George Kaddu, Jimmy Kiwanuka, Musisi Ssemugera, Patrick Nsamba, Godfrey Kakooza, John Musasizi

Head Coach: Shafik Bisaso

Assistant coach: Felix Kawooya Ssekabuuza

Ssese XI: Yusuf Bwambale (G.K), Alex Nsubuga, Denis Omonyi Kalega, Erasimas Agogo, Sunday Kaweesi, Matendu Katongole, Abraham Sudir, Kenedy Kirembelea, Brian Ade, Denis Mwemeezi, Denis Kalanzi

Subs: Jonathan Ssekajugo, Alithha Nyanja, Ibrahim Ssengooba, William Ssemwogerere, Charles Kiramulea, Frank Yiga, Moses Kamundu