By: David Gombe
With the second round of the group phase in the Airtel Masaza cup set to start over the weekend, Busujju players and coaches have stopped training due to lack of payments and it is believed they may miss the second round of the group phase in case things don’t change.
During the launch of the Airtel Masaza cup on 4th May 2017 every team was promised 5 million from Airtel the sponsors.
It is believed that all the 18 Masaza teams received this money in order to help them in facilitation for the tournament.
“We can not train anymore without any facilitation unless officials do the needful, incase things don’t change Busujju is likely to miss all second round group phase games”. Vowed Tonny Ssekitto the Coach Busujju.
This weekend’s fixture has Busujju visiting Buwekula at Kasenyi grounds but it remains to be seen if they will honour the fixture as planned. If they don’t, Buwekula may get a walk over and 3 points from Masaza organising committee without breaking a sweat.
In another development, Buvuma coach Farouk Kigongo and his assistant Denis Kizito have thrown in the towel citing unfairness and dishonesty in the organising committee as a force behind his resignation.
This is comes after Mawokota was awarded 3 points over the case they reported Buvuma concerning player Mawagi Timothy who was accused of possessing Bululi licence. Swift sports however understands that Mawagi Timothy the Buvuma captain last year played for Bululi in the Masaza cup tournament.
In his words, Kigongo explains.
“With due respect, I have tendered in my resignation as Buvuma Ssaza manager because of incompetence of Masaza organising committee. This committe is corrupt and not independent”
“Buvuma had a goaless draw with Mawokota but because of the influence of Mawokota people led by J.B Lubyayi and Entebbe road football people who are in wars with our game, they have connived and taken that Victory. I cant work in such circumstances where a tournament is run under kangaroo rules.”
“Thanks to my friends for the support plus who those who wish Buvuma well but this is too much, football should win not interests. Lets rest now because people have complained about this and its too much, wastage of resources and time. Its a pitty but top Buganda people should look ahead or else Masaza are losing value. Sorry my people but i cant move in such circus, i better serve the game in another arena but not this. People organise events and want to decide the winners, its our game, its our country.”
It should however be remembered that Buvuma had not won a single match since 2004 until the appointment of Farouk Kigongo this year that changed their fortunes and he had collected them a total of 6 points prior to the ruling.
However, despite the ongoing wrangles in both camps of Busujju and Buvuma, the fixtures for this weekend won’t change.
Busiro vs Mawokota at Sentema
Buvuma vs Kyadondo at Magyo
Mawogola vs Buddu at Ssembabule
Kabula vs Kooki at Lyantonde
Buwekula vs Busujju at Kasenyi
Singo vs Gomba at Mityana
Kyagwe vs Bulemezi at Bishops grounds
Bululi vs Bugerere at Mijeera.