Saturday, October 26
*Busiro Vs Bulemeezi
(Mandela National Stadium, Namboole)
The Kabaka of Buganda his Majesty Ronald Muwenda Mutebi will be the chief guest at the 2019 Masaza cup finals, it has been confirmed.
Owek. Henry Ssekabembe, the Buganda minister for youth, sports and Recreation, confirmed the good news during a press briefing held on Tuesday at Bulange.
“I can confirm that this year’s final, as it has been in the past, will be graced by His Majesty Kabaka Mutebi,” Ssekabembe delivered the good news.
“I therefore call upon all the fans to come in big number for the finals.”
It should be noted that traditionally, Kabaka’s consent to appear to his subjects, is seen as a sign of peace, an act that calls celebration.
Bulemeezi will face Busiro in the final at Namboole, set on October 26.
Bulemeezi edged Kyadondo 2-1 on aggregate while Busiro shocked Buddu in the semis.
Ssekabembe warned fans to behave, as the Kingdom doesn’t entertain any form of hooliganism, to give Kabaka’s presence meaning.
Kabaka also graced the tourney’s opening game at Ssaza grounds in Mityana on June 1, 2019.
Buddu will face Kyadondo in the playoff game with the entrance fee confirmed at Shs 10,000, 20,000 and 100,000.
The overall winner will take home Sh12M with the beaten finalist banking Shs9m while the third and fourth placed teams will get Sh7M and 5M respectively. The tournament’s topscorer and MVP will earn shs300,000 each.
Masaza Cup – Past Winners:
2018 – Ssingo
2017 – Gomba
2016 – Buddu
2015 – Singo
2014 – Gomba
2013 – Mawokota
2012 – Bulemeezi
2010 – Not Held
2009 – Gomba
2008 – Kyadondo
2007 – Mawokota
2006 – Kooki
2005 – Mawokota
2004 – Gomba