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Eric Ssengendo the hero as Mawokota stun Kyaggwe to reach Masaza Cup semis

Mawokota cruised to the semifinals and will now face 2012 runners up Buwekula on Thursday.

David GOMBE

Mawokota progressed to the semifinals of the 2021 Masaza Cup after edging favourites Kyaggwe 3-2 on penalties.

Goalkeeper Eric Ssengendo’s penalty shootout saves secured Mawokota a semifinal slot after the three time winners ended Kyaggwe’s bid a first prestigious trophy at the Njeru Technical centre on Tuesday.

Mawokota and Kyaggwe were locked at 2-2 in the quarterfinal contest after normal play and the winner was to be determined on a penalty shootout.

Gerald Ogweti had given Kyaggwe the lead in the 25th minute converting from the spot after being fouled by Mawokota first choice custodian Patrick Emojong.

Following a collision that resulted into a penalty, Emojong was replaced in goal by Ssengendo.

Mawokota restored parity through Isaac Ofoyrwoth two minutes after the recess.

Tonny Kiberu made it 2-1 for Mawokota in the 65th minute also his fourth goal in the current campaign.

Three minutes later, Tabu Simon Oryem sensationally leveled matters for Kyaggwe from 40 yards. The two sides were however to be decided by spot kicks after a statement in normal time.

Kyaggwe’s Enock Luyimba and Lawrence Kambugu both failed to score their penalties. Brian Kasule and Oryem scored their penalties.

Pius Ssebuleme, Faizo Matovu and Allan Oyirwoth scored for Mawokota while Mike Kintu blasted over his kick.

Mawokota cruised to the semifinals and will now face 2012 runners up Buwekula on Thursday.

Mawokota have previously won the competition in 2005, 2007 and 2013.

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