Buddu are 2021 Masaza Cup Champions
Updated at 1949 EAT on Monday 7th March 2022
Final – Buwekula 0-2 Buddu
Losers’ Match: Bulemeezi 1-0 Mawokota
WAKISO- Buddu sailed past Buwekula to clinch the second Airtel Masaza Cup title during the 2021 grand finale played in a fully packed St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Saturday.
Following a goalless first stanza, Buddu returned stronger from recess to score through captain Marvin Kavuma and Bruno Bunyaga in a finale graced by the Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.
Kavuma sent the crowd into a mini panic frenzy when he met a Gideon Odongo freekick from the right to head home past Buwekula goalkeeper, Isaac Kwizera, after 60 minutes.
13 minutes later, Bunyaga doubled the advantage when he beat the offside trap to tap home a well delivered cross from point blank range, taking his tally to six goals in the campaign.
Victory guided Buddu to their second championship having won their maiden title in 2016 when they beat Gomba at the Mandela National stadium in Namboole.
In the classification match, 2019 champions Bulemeezi beat Mawokota 1-0 courtesy of Gabriel Eragu’s second half strike to finish third and take home seven million Ugandan shillings (Shs 7M) as prize money.
Buddu goalkeeper Michael Lutaya was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament while Isaac Musiima (Buwekula) took home the golden boot with six goals.
Buwekula received the Fair Play award for being the most disciplined team.
Isaac Kwezera Onyango (GK), Alex Kizito, Emmanuel Yiga, Stuart Otunnu, Anthony Kirumira Kizito, Benard Alijuna, Ismil Tamubula, Michael Abura, Abdul Nsereko, Isaac Musiima, Shafic Kakande.
Substitutes: Nassif Kamulegeya, Micahel Kimera Kimmich, Raymond Marvin, Lucky Johnson Kassaja, Ivan Ssemujju, Joram Nsubuga, Patrick Mubiru, Walter Alele, Fahad Jumbe.
Head Coach: Frank Mulindwa
Micheal Lutaaya GK, Haruna Lukwago, Gideon Odongo, Jonathan Oluka, Abdallah Ssentongo, Ayman Twaha, Fahad Nsamba, Geoffrey Gaganga, Bruno Bunyaga, Marvin Kavuma, Sharif Ssengendo
Substitutes: Nasif Kabuye, Steven Muwawu, Jaffer Kaziro, Edward Namasa, Ismail Lamtara, Vianney Bukenya, Brian Omirambe
Head Coach: Steven Bogere
Referee : Julius Kasibante
Assistant Referee 1 : Michael Kalule
Assistant Referee 2 : Brianson Musisi
Fourth Official: Henry Musisi
Top Scorer – Ninsiima Isaac – 6 goals (Buwekula)
MVP – Michael Lutaaya (Buddu)
Fair play Award – Buwekula
Champions – Buddu (Shs. 12,000,000)
Runners up – Buwekula (Shs. 9000,000)
Second Runners up – Bulemeezi (7000,000)
2004 – Gomba
2005 – Mawokota
2006 – Kooki 2-2 Bugerere [4-2 pen] 2007 – Mawokota bt Gomba
2008 – Kyaddondo 2-0 Gomba
2009 – Gomba 1-1 Mawogola [5-4 pen] 2010 – not held
2011- Buluuli 2-1 Bulemeezi
2012 – Bulemeezi 1-0 Buweekula
2013 – Mawokota 1-0 Ssingo
2014 – Gomba 0-0 Ssingo [[4-3 pen] 2015 – Ssingo 5-0 Buddu
2016 – Buddu 1-1 Gomba [6-5 pen] 2017 – Gomba 1-0 Ssingo
2018 – Ssingo 1-1 Buddu [12-11 pen] 2019 – Busiro 0-1 Bulemeezi
2020 – Gomba 3-1 Buddu
2021 – Buwekula 0-2 Buddu
Contributions – Chimp