Busiro defeated Buddu 2-1 in a thrilling final at Wankulukuku’s Muteesa II Stadium to win the Masaza Cup for the first time.
Late in the game, substitute Kafumbe Masuudi scored the winning goal, quieting the Buddu crowd and setting off joyous celebrations among the Busiro supporters.
Busiro’s Isaac Ofoyrwoth scored the game’s first goal in the 42nd minute by taking advantage of a defensive blunder by Buddu.
Denis Kalanzi’s header gave Buddu the equalizer just before halftime, but the team’s players and coaching staff immediately objected, claiming Kalanzi was offside when he scored.
Busiro emerged victorious in the second half by challenging the Buddu defense and creating a number of opportunities.
Masuudi’s well-placed goal in the last seconds of play gave Busiro a historic victory after all the pressure had been applied.
The prize money for the tournament champions was 12 million Ugandan shillings, with Buddu FC coming in second with 9 million.
Paul Nsubuga, MP for Busiro North, was part of the squad that helped Busiro get the victory over Buddu.
Busiro: Anthony Emojong, Vincent Agaku, Godfrey Alijoe, Rashid Ssemwogerere, Alex Mandela, Joel Sserunjogi, Jimmy Kalema, Ronnie Ziraba, Ivan Ofoyrwoth, Lawrence Kambugu, Akram Muzanyi
Subs: Masudi Kafumbe, Sulaiman Mutyaba, Ibra Kasenge, Simon Kizito, James Ejukei, Philip Kaggwa, Paul Nsubuga
Buddu: Nazir Kibuule, Pius Ssebulime, Reagan Kirumira, Twaha Ayman, Arnold Odong, Shamir Kimwero, Fred Atuhwere, Marvin Nyanzi, Viane Bukenya, Godfrey Seekibengo, Denis Kalanzi
Subs: Ashraf Bwabya, Jaffer Kaziro, Sharif Lubega, Badru Kabanda, Geoffrey Gaganga, Brian Omirambe, Allan Sserunga
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