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.
Gomba – Shs10 million
Ssingo -Shs7 million
Joseph Janjali and Stephen Mukwala – 8 goals
Kirabira Juma – Gomba
Ssemakula Frank -Busiro
Best disciplined team
Were Derrick, Isaac Kaviri, Henry Mugoya, Sinaya Kalevu, Wilber Ssenyonga, Rogers Adriko, Jude Ssemugabi, Dube Ssebuufu, Isaac Otto, Steven Mukwala, Yusuf Saaka.
Kenneth Lukyamuzi, Jonathan Muteesa, Henry Orom, Vitas Obbo, Brian Mugume, Brian Lubega, Jamil Nvule Kisitu.
Juma Kirabira, Brian Oyuka, Ponsiano Segonya, Abdala Ssentongo, Eddy Satulo, Shakidu Mbaziira, Joshua Lubwama, Nicholas Kabonge, Allan Sserunga, Andrew Kigozi, Joseph Janjali.
Joseph Yiga, Muzaifa Musa, Amos Muwonge, Razak Mumbere, Alex Lutakome, Hassan Luboyera, Adrian Sserugo.