Masaza Cup Final: Busiro Vs Buddu – All You Need To Know

Saturday, March 4
*Busiro Vs Buddu – 3pm

Busiro and Buddu will finally face off in the delayed 2022 Masaza Cup Final this Saturday at Muteesa II Stadium in Wankuluku.

The final could have been played earlier, but Buganda Minister Henry Ssekabembe said that it was delayed due to “unavoidable circumstances.”

And for the first time in recent past, Wankulukuku is hosting the prestigious event despite doubts about it’s ability to accommodate the huge numbers and the pitch conditions in case it rains.

In more unusual changes, there will be no third place match after Bulemeezi were banned due to fans hooliganism in their semifinal return leg against Buddu at Kasana.

Consequently, the other beaten semifinalist in Ssingo, clinch the third place.

And the much awaited final on Saturday will get underway at 3 Pm at Wankulukuku, with the Kabaka of Buganda His Majesty Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II expected to grace the event.

Buddu, who are defending champions will be appearing at the finals for the third consecutive time.

They were beaten by Gomba in 2020 at Kitende, but returned at the same venue the following year in 2021 to beat Buwekula 2-0 to win their second title in this competition.

“This is a big game and very crucial for us,” said Buddu coach Ibrahim Kirya.

“We respect Busiro who had their own path to reach this stage. We also had our path to storm the final so I expect a very nice game.

“As Buddu, we have had good preparations to see that we end the day Victorious.”

Buddu reached this stage again after eliminating Bulemeezi at the semi final stage last year in October 2022.

They will fancy their chances once again to win this one, and also make history of defending the title, a feat never achieved before.

And with an experienced coach in Ibrahim Kirya who won this prestigious tournament during his days at Gomba, Buddu have a right to dream.

They will bank on star man Bruno Bunyaga, who has been brilliant in their journey of the 2022 campaign.

Bunyaga recently secured a move to Uganda Premier League side URA FC – He will be permitted to play despite laws prohibiting UPL and Big League players, because the deal to URA was done in the current campaign.

On the other hand, Busiro, who are 2019 runners up, will be seeking for their maiden title when they face off with Buddu at Wankulukuku.

Busiro have been brilliant in this year’s competition and it’s not a surprise that they have reached this far.

They eliminated Ssingo 4-3 on aggregate at the semifinal to reach this far.

They are under an experienced coach in Simon Peter Mugerwa, who won this title at Bulemeezi back then in 2019.

“This is a big occasion for Busiro having lost their first final, so we will come on Saturday seeking to make amends,” Mugerwa said.

“This is a good opportunity and second bite on the cherry. We are going to go all out to see that we win the title.”

And on Saturday, Busiro will be seeking to stop Buddu so as to join the big sides that have ever won this competition.

They will rely more on their sharp striker Akram Muzanyi, who has been their target man throughout the 2022 Masaza Cup edition.

How To Watch – The entrance is Sh20,000 (ordinary) and Sh50,000 for the VIP. The game will be broadcast live on BBS Tv. You can as well follow live updates on The-SportsNation pages.

Masaza Cup Finals
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
2022 – Busiro Vs Buddu



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