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Airtel Uganda injects Shs 650M in 2020 Masaza Cup

DAVID GOMBE

Airtel Uganda has on Tuesday, 24th November joined the Buganda Kingdom to the launch of the prestigious Masaza cup tournament during a press briefing at Bulange Mengo.

The event was attended by the telecommunication company officials led by Managing Director Manoj Murali and Buganda Kingdom officials led by Owek. Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga, Minister of Sports, Leisure and Recreation in the Kingdom Owek. Henry Ssekabembe Kiberu

The telecommunication company has also handed over UGX 650M towards the 2020 Masaza cup tournament.

Speaking at the launch. Airtel Uganda Managing Director applauded the Kingdom towards their commitment to the tournament.

“At Airtel Uganda, we aim to make a positive impact in the lives of Ugandans, not only through our excellent telecommunications services but also by investing in activities that bring people together.”

“We are proud to associate with the Buganda Kingdom in the Masaza Cup as part of an agreement signed with the Buganda Kingdom to boost talent among the youth and mobilize people to participate in kingdom development programs.”

“Our commitment to Ugandan sports is highlighted by our involvement in football at every level right from the grass root with our Airtel Rising Stars tournament to supporting the Uganda Cranes and to even stretching further to support the top cultural football tournament in Uganda.”

The Katikkiro of Buganda Owekitiibwa Charles Peter Mayiga thanked Airtel Uganda for their support towards Buganda kingdom activities.

“Strategic partnerships are important to the Buganda Kingdom because we believe in the power of togetherness. With the right partners, there is nothing that cannot be achieved.”

“We are proud to continue our partnership with Airtel Uganda as we launch this year’s Masaza Cup. This tournament boosts talent and creates unity and I encourage everyone to participate either as a player or as a fan.”

Mayiga added,

“One of the biggest resources Uganda has is talent. Its always important to discover your talent and make it resourceful.” We want the young people to understand that sports can make them identify their dreams. Athletes like Denis Onyango, Farouk Miya, Joshua Cheptegei and Halima Nakaayi have raised the Ugandan flag through sports.”

Each participating team has been given Shs4M, two sets of jerseys and four balls.

Bulemezi Ssaza lifted the 2019 Airtel Masaza Cup following a 1-0 victory over Busiro in extra time.

Reigning champions Bulemeezi and Butambala will face off in the opening game at FUFA technical centre, Njeru on 12th December.

This year, teams have been permitted to use five substitutes during the championship.

The groups ;

Bulange
•Busiro
•Buvuma
•Kyaggwe
•Buwekula
•Busujju

Masengere
•Kyadondo
•Bugerere
•Kooki
•Mawokota

Butikkiro

•Bulemeezi
•Ssingo
•Buluri
•Mawogola
•Butambala

Muganzirwazza
•Buddu
•Ssese
•Gomba
•Kabula

Previous Winners:
2018 Singo
2017 Gomba
2016 Buddu
2015 Singo
2014 Gomba
2013 Mawokota
2012 Bulemeezi
2011 Buluuli
2010 Not held
2009 Gomba
2008 Kyadondo
2007 Mawokota
2006 Kooki
2005 Mawokota
2004 Gomba

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