Kigulu FC and Bukhooli-Namayingo will battle for all the jewels in the much anticipated Masaza Cup final tomorrow, Saturday September 17.
Busoga Kingdom Sports minister, Amin Bbosa, in an interview with this website said the 3rd and 4th place matches will curtain raise the main duel at the Kyabazinga stadium in Bugembe.
“The losers’ match will kick off at 1 pm whereas the final match between Kigulu and Namayingo FC shall be played at 3pm,” Bbosa said.
He commended the tournament main sponsors and telecom giants MTN and others co-sponsors for bankrolling the four-month long tournament.
“This year’s edition has been very competitive compared to the past editions. I commend all the individuals who have tirelessly supported their respective Masaza teams. I urge you to come and witness the final match of this unprecedented tournament,” Bbosa said.
This year’s 5th edition of the Masaza Cup tournament that attracted a total of 14 teams has so far registered a total of 92 goals, 113 yellow cards and 4 red cards across 42 matches. The season’s top scorer is Arajabu Kasango from Bugabula with a total of seven goals.
The MTN Uganda Sponsorship and Events manager John Paul Okwi confirmed that the ordinary tickets to this year’s final between Kigulu FC and Bukhooli-Namayingo FC will go for Shs3,000 via MTN MoMo, down from Shs5,000 for the fans who will pay in cash at the gate.
He also revealed that the VIP ticket to the coveted finals goes for Shs20,000 and will be given out on the first come first serve basis since the number will be limited.
“The Busoga Cup football tournament has been exciting and to ensure that more people access the final match, MTN has decided to discount the ordinary tickets from Shs5,000 to Shs3,000 for the fans who will pay through MTN MoMo,” Okwi said.
“We are delighted to be part of an initiative that makes His royal Highness William Gabula Nadiope IV proud. Come in big numbers and let’s enjoy football,” Okwi said.
Okwi further added that during the final match, the MTN Kabode phone will be available in cash at only Shs249,000 while MTN simcards will go for as low as Shs1000 to those with national IDs.
The winner of this year’s tournament, according to Bbosa, will walk away with
Shs10 million and a trophy while the first and second runners-up will bag Shs7 million and Shs5 million respectively. The forth placed team will walk away with Shs3 million.
This year’s Busoga Masaza tournament aims at uniting the region and discovering more talents. According to Bbosa, several players have already been spotted by regional teams that are gearing up for the 2022/2023 for season.