The tournament returns after four months since the last edition and the Kabaka of Buganda, His Majesty Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II is expected to grace the official opening match that will be played at Masaka Recreation Grounds.
Buddu Football Club is set to
face off with Mawogola County FC in the opening fixture of the 2022 edition of the Buganda Masaza Cup this evening.
For the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19, fans will be allowed into stadia to catch a glimpse of the action as
different counties tussle it out for this year’s silverware. The opening match will be played at Masaka
Sam Mpiima, the Vice-chairman of the tournament’s organizing
committee also confirmed that counties will return to their respective home
grounds, unlike the last edition where the entire tournament was played at FUFA
Technical centre in Njeru.
Buganda’s Sports Minister Henry Ssekabembe is appealing to sports lovers to embrace the tournament and storm stadiums to cheer their respective teams. He however cautioned the fans to maintain discipline while supporting their respective teams.
//Cue in; tuva mu mbeera …
Cue out…nga bwefanana.”//
The championship will be played in a tournament format and
for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak, teams will be playing on a home
and away basis. Buddu is the defending champion after defeating Buwekula 2-0 in
the last edition’s final.
2021 finalist Buwekula is pooled in group A alongside Butambala, Gomba, Kabula, Kooki and Mawokota, while Group B has the reigning champions Buddu, Buluuli, Buvuma, Kyadondo, Mawogola and Ssingo. The third group has Bugerere, Bulemeezi, Busiro, Busujju, Kyaggwe and Ssese