AIRTEL MASAZA CUP : Gomba set to name former captain as head coach

DAVID GOMBE

Gomba are set to appoint Godfrey Wasswa as their head coach for this year’s Masaza Cup tournament

Swift Sports understands that, Gomba are in advanced stages with the tactician and a compromise is likely to be reached in this month.

Last year, Gomba was under the stewardship of Turkish Omer Selli who resigned midway into the competition and was replaced by Denis Kizito “Deman Denol”.

In case the deal materialises, Wasswa will be returning to the side he once guided to the 2005, 2007 and 2008 Airtel Masaza Cup finals.
He was also first assistant to Shafiq Bisaso as Gomba won the 2014 edition.

In 2004 when the competition was rejuvenated, Wasswa was the first captain to raise the famous Masaza Cup trophy into the skies as Gomba defeated Mawogola in the finals

Gomba are the record champions of the competition having previously won it in 2004, 2009, 2014 and 2017.

Teams that have confirmed their respective coaches include, Buddu (Steven Bogere), Simon Peter Mugerwa (Bulemeezi), Kyaggwe (Hussein Mbalangu) and Butambala (Emuroni Recoba).

The Airtel Masaza tournament is expected to kick off in June 2020.

Bulemeezi is the defending champion after beating Busiro 1-0 (in extra time) during the 2019 finale played before His Majesty the Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II at Uganda’s football cathedral Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

Over the years, the Masaza tournament has proven as the biggest crowd pulling championship in Uganda and a fertile platform to expose talents.

Uganda Cranes stars as Farouk Miya, Fahad Bayo, Edrisa Lubega Torres, Geoffrey Wasswa, Emmanuel Okwi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Robert Odongkara, Yasser Mugerwa, among others are testament in this noble cause.

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