Friday 17th December
Bulemeezi 2-1 Ssese
Kooki 3-3 Mawokota
Final Butikiro Group Standings
1. Bulemeezi – 9
2. Mawokota – 4
3. Ssese – 3
4. Kooki – 1
Bulemeezi and Mawokota are the two teams from the Butikiro group to storm the quarter finals of the ongoing Masaza Cup tournament at Njeru.
Coming into their last games, both sides did just enough to pick a needed result to storm the next stage.
The first game of the day on Friday saw Bulemeezi overcome Ssese with a 2-1 win.
Ssese had scored first in the 52nd minute through Andrew Mukasa. However, Bulemeezi responded well through inform midfielder Oscar Sulaimani Ssesazi, who scored at the hour mark before John Ben Nakibinge sealed the victory late in the game with the second.
Victory ensured that Bulemeezi picked maximum points from all their three group games to finish on top.
For Ssese they finish in the third position with three points and lost two in the process as well.
Meanwhile, the other game of the saw 3-all draw between Kooki and Mawokota.
Kooki, who had lost all their opening two games and were all but out of the Qualification contest proved to be a more resilient side against Richard Malinga’s men.
Ivan Ssemwanga, John Kiseka and Sande Mudde were on target as Kooki picked their first point in this year’s tournament.
Tonny Kiberu (brace) and one goal from Joel Opio were enough as Mawokota picked a needed point to storm the next stage of this competition.
Bulemeezi and Mawokota now join the rest of the six teams that already booked a place in the Quarter finals. These are Buluuli, Kyadondo, Buddu, Buwekula, Busiro and Kyaggwe.
Up next are the Quarter finals with games slated to get underway on Monday next week after two rest days over the weekend.
Important to note is that just as it was last year, this year’s Masaza Cup edition is being played in a tournament format with Strict adherence to Covid-19 rules and set Ministry of Health guidelines.