Saturday 4th December
*Buddu Ssaza 3-1 Busujju.
*Mawogola 1-2 Buwekula 3pm
Buddu Ssaza registered their second win in the ongoing Masaza Cup tournament after their 3-1 victory over Busujju on Saturday afternoon.
A brace from Sharifu Ssengendo and one goal from Bruno Bunyaga ensured that Steven Bogere’s men picked maximum points on Wednesday.
Ivan Kaweesi scored from the spot for Busujju but his goal wasn’t enough to save his side from defeat.
Coming into this game, Buddu had picked one win and drawn one in the opening two games and they needed maximum points to brighten their qualification chances, and did just enough.
The opening exchanges saw a closely contested affair as both teams tried to settle into the game, but Buddu showed early signs of scoring first as they kept on knocking on a number of occassions.
Finally in the 16th minute, Ssengendo broke the deadlock, scoring from a rebound after Bruno Bunyaga’s intial effort had been saved by Busujju’s goalkeeper Benon Mubiru.
Despite scoring first, Buddu’s defence looked shaky and it wasn’t a surprise when they conceded from a spot. Kaweesi stepped in to level matters for Busujju in the 27th minute.
There on, Buddu showed composure, launched numerous attacks and it didn’t take them ages to restore their lead in the 37th minute through Bunyaga who headed in home off a well taken corner from Sharifu Ssengendo. Bunyaga took his tally to three goals making him one of the leading top scorers in the tournament.
Buddu, who were dorminant could have scored more before the interval but missed a couple. Bunyaga shot straight to the goalkeeper while in the area, Vianney Bukenya shot wide while infront of goal before Isma Lamitara saw his effort from a free kick kiss the cross bar at the stroke of half time.
At the restart of the second stanza, Steven Bogere’s charges continued with their dominance as Bussuju waited to catch them on the break.
With a minute past the hour mark, Ssengendo , who was brilliant on the day swinged in a well crafted corner kick directly into the back of the net to make it three for his side.
With two goals ahead, Buddu held on untill the final whistle to picked a well deserved victory on the day.
Buddu now temporarily go top of the Muganzirwaza Group with seven points after their opening three games. (W2, D1).
For Busujju, they suffer a second successive defeat in the opening two games and have conceded the most goals in the group so far (8).
What Next- Buddu will return to action next week on Wednesday as they face Mawogola in their last group game while Busujju will take on Mawogola on Monday in their third game.
Michael Lutaaya GK, Steven Muwawu, Gideon Odongo, Abdallah Ssentongo, Edward Namasa, Fahad Nsamba, Isma Lamitara, Geofrey Gaganga, Bruno Bunyaga, Sharifu Ssengendo, Vianney Bukenya
Nasif Kabuye, Brian Omirambe, Jaffer Kaziro, Farouk Ssekayi
Head Coach: Steven Bogere
Benon Mubiru GK, Justine Opiro, Arafat Mawanda, Frank Tabu, Jamil Kajubi, Raymond Kaganda, Jonathan Onyango, Peter Abaliya, Ivan Kaweesi, Isaac Miro
Enock Bagenda, Kalule mustafa, Deo Bukaba, Deo Lukyamuzi, Akram Kasagga
Head Coach: Timothy Onyango
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