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Gomba cruise past Buddu to seal 5th record championship

Gomba players celebrate one of their goals

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Gomba cruise past Buddu to seal 5th record championship

Gladys Zawedde 

It was revenge of the 2016 final at St Mary’s Stadium as Gomba edged Buddu 3-1 to clinch the 2020 Airtel Masaza Cup championship.

Gomba was revenging over the 2016 final where Buddu emerged victor to clinch their sole Masaza Cup championship after edging the record champions 6-5 on spot kicks following a goalless draw.

2020 top scorer Charles Bbale gave Gomba an early lead in the 2nd minute of the game by simply tapping in off Jackson Ssemugabi’s well delivered cross.

Buddu responded in the 5th minute through Titus Ssematimba who headed home from Sharif Ssengendo’s well taken corner kick.

George Kaddu restored Gomba’s lead in the 11th minute from a perfectly taken free kick from 30 yards leaving custodian Farouk Yawe Ssebanja helpless

Ibrahim Kirya’s men continued to hunt for a third goal and their efforts paid off in the 17th minute by Gift Fred who scored their third of the day ensuring Gomba’s 5th championship.

Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga graced the final representing the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II who is in Kenya for other official engagements

Bbale was the top scorer with eight goals while Arafat Usama of Busiro was named the MVP

In the early kick off Busiro edged Bulemeezi 5-3 on spot kicks following a goalless stalemate in normal time to finish third.

Gomba are the record champions after winning the tournament five times in 2004, 2009, 2014, 2017 and 2020.

2020-Gomba
2019-Bulemeezi
2018- Ssingo
2017-Gomba
2016-Buddu
2015-Ssingo
2014-Gomba
2013-Mawokota
2012-Bulemeezi
2011-Bululi
2010-Not held
2009-Gomba
2008-Kyadondo
2007-Mawokota
2006-Kooki
2005-Mawokota
2004-Gomba

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