Sunday, September 24
*Buwekula 1-2 Bulemeezi (Agg 1-2)
*Mawokota 1-0 Buvuma (Agg 1-0)
*Ssingo 0-1 Gomba (Agg 1-4)
*Buddu Vs Kyadondo – not played (Agg 2-1)
*Mawokota Vs Bulemeezi
*Gomba Vs Buddu
The Quarter-finals of the ongoing this year’s Masaza Cup competition climaxed on Sunday evening with four teams advancing to the semifinals.
But there was drama at Masaka Recreation grounds after Kyadondo failed to show up for their return leg against Buddu.
This was expected after Kyadondo management had earlier on threatened not to appear for the return leg, citing poor officiating in the first meeting that saw Buddu win 2-1.
The first meeting that was held at Hormisdallen ended on a poor note after Kyadondo top officials together with angry fans stormed the pitch when the centre referee cancelled what could have been their equaliser late in the game.
Kyadondo’s action for not turning up at Masaka might not be a good sporting gesture, but it will be a wake up call for referees whose standards have always been low more so in the Masaza Cup competition.
Buddu, gets a walk over and have advanced to the semis.
Elsewhere, Richard Malinga’s Mawokota picked a needed 1-0 win over Buvuma to reach the semifinals.
Joseph Kayondo’s 79th minute strike was enough to send his side to the next stage. Mawokota now advanced to the semis with a 1-0 win on aggregate after a goalless draw in the first leg.
In the other quarter final game, record Champions Gomba added more salt to Ssingo’s wounds with a 1-0 win in Mityana.
Keneth Kimera, who also scored in the first leg, was on target again as Gomba humbled Ssingo at their own home.
Gomba advances to the semifinals with a 4-1 aggregate victory and are seeking to return to the final since 2021.
Elsewhere, Bulemeezi picked a hard fought 2-1 win against Buwekula away from home to reach the semis.
George Masembe’s brace handed Bulemeezi a needed win while Sharif Mukiibi scored for Buwekula as they suffered their first defeat this season.
It was a painful evening for Buwekula, who have without a doubt been the best team all the way from the group stages.
Bulemeezi now advance with a 2-1 win on aggregate and will feel proud for picking up a good result from an enemy territory.
In the semifinals, Mawokota will face off with Bulemeezi while Buddu will be up against Gomba .