Football

Gomba Scrap Aside Ssingo to Clinch Masaza Title

Teams lining up before the epic battle

Saturday, August 26

Gomba managed to see off a resilient Ssingo team with a 1-0 victory in 2017 Masaza Cup final game played at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

Nicholas Kabonge’s screamer in the second half was the biggest difference as the two teams fought for the most prestigious accolade in Buganda Football system

This title becomes the 4th for Gomba County team after previous victories in 2004, 2009 and 2011.

Key Highlights of the game

The game started at a high tempo with both sides missing a couple of chances in the first 15 minutes, notably Gomba’s Allan Sserunga failing to tap in Shakidu Mbaziira’s well laid cross.

Steven Mukwala could have opened the scoresheet for Ssingo at the half hour mark but after cutting inside from the left flank, his curved shot went an inch off the target, as the first half ended goalless.

Back from the break, Nicholas Kabonge’s brilliance came at the fore when he launched a powerful shot away from 30 yards to put Gomba into the lead.

Ssingo Coach Shafic Bisaso made a brave decision when he withdrew his top target man, Steven Mukwala in the 68th minute giving but Gomba continued to look a better team as Kabonge commanded the middle of the park.

Ssingo’s Jamil Nvule Kisitu missed a seater in the 88th minute as Gomba held on to seal its 4th title.

Awards

Champions

Gomba – Shs10 million

Runners- Up

Ssingo -Shs7 million

Top Scorer

Joseph Janjali and Stephen Mukwala – 8 goals

Best Goalkeeper

Kirabira Juma – Gomba

MVP

Ssemakula Frank -Busiro

Best disciplined team

Kooki

Teams Used

Ssingo

Were Derrick, Isaac Kaviri, Henry Mugoya, Sinaya Kalevu, Wilber Ssenyonga, Rogers Adriko, Jude Ssemugabi, Dube Ssebuufu, Isaac Otto, Steven Mukwala, Yusuf Saaka.

Substitutes

Kenneth Lukyamuzi, Jonathan Muteesa, Henry Orom, Vitas Obbo, Brian Mugume, Brian Lubega, Jamil Nvule Kisitu.

Gomba

Juma Kirabira, Brian Oyuka, Ponsiano Segonya, Abdala Ssentongo, Eddy Satulo, Shakidu Mbaziira, Joshua Lubwama, Nicholas Kabonge, Allan Sserunga, Andrew Kigozi, Joseph Janjali.

Substitutes

Joseph Yiga, Muzaifa Musa, Amos Muwonge, Razak Mumbere, Alex Lutakome, Hassan Luboyera, Adrian Sserugo.

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