Masaza Cup 2021: Buwekula book first spot in the finals

Buwekula took the first finals’ spot of the ongoing 2021 Buganda Masaza Cup after registering a 5-3 penalty shoot-out victory at Njeru on Thursday afternoon.

This was after the game ended in a one-all draw at end of regulation time in the first semifinals game.

Ten minutes into the game, the game looked tight and cagey as both sides struggled to find any chance to take an early lead.

Buwekula found the first clear chance of the game in the 14th minute through Ismail Tamubula who beat his marker to pace but Mawokota’s custodian Abraham Opio came off the line to make a timely block.

Ten minutes later, Isaac Ofoyirwoth was set by Faizo Matovu through a long ball but the forward’s effort was timely collected by Buwekula’s custodian Isaac Kweizera Onyango at close range.

With a minute to end the first stanza, Ofoyirwoth sent a good cross in the area above all defenders before Lazaro Bwambale rose high to nod it home past Kwizera to take the lead.

After a minute, Buwekula nearly responded after Musiima laid a low cross to meet Tamubula but the forward’s weak effort was well collected by Opio.

On the return of the second half, Buwekula stepped up and rose in tempo and composure and it was clear that it was only a point of the time before the side levels mattered.

In the 56th minute, Mawokota’s defender Saidi Mayanja fouled Tamubula in the area to award Buwekula a penalty.

Musiima stepped up for the occasion and sent Opio the wrong way to square the end-to-end game.

Moments later, both sides found clear chances to seal the game but the forward was not clinical enough to place the ball in the back of the net.h

At the end of normal time, it ended in a one-all stalemate and center referee Vicent Kavuma called both sides too. penalty shot out.

Ivan Ssemujju, Benard Alijuna, Micheal Abura, Micheal Kimera Kimmich, Isaac Musiima all scored Buwekula’s penalty spot-kicks

While only Pius Ssebulime, Mike Kintu, Dan Kazibwe scored for Mawokota before custodian Onyango saved Faizo Matovu’s penalty.

How they lined up

Buwekula XI: Isaac Kwizera (Gk), Raymond Marvin Witaikire, Micheal Kimera Kimmich, Lucky Johnson Kassajja, Isaac Musiima, Shafic Kakande, Benard Alijuna, Ismail Tamubula, Micheal Abura, Emmanuel Yiga, Nassif Kamulegeya

Mawokota XI: Abraham Opio (Gk), Pius Ssebulime, Angello Kizza, Mike Kintu, Arnold Odongo, Fazio Matovu, Saidi Mayanja, Jovan Mawejje, Isaac Ofoyirwoth, Lazaro Bwambale, Tonny Kiberu

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