Masaza Cup 2021: Mulindwa impressed with his team’s combativeness to reach the final

Buwekula head coach Frank Mulindwa was elated due to the fighting spirit that has been exhibited by his charges to make it to the final of the 2021 Masaza Cup.

Buwekula registered a 5-3 penalty shoot-out against three-time champions Mawokota after sharing spoils in normal time for a 1-1 draw.

Mawogola took the lead through Lazaro Bwambale before Isaac Musiima leveled matters in the second stanza, a scenario Mulindwa defines as one that proved maturity and hunger for success.

“I would like to thank my players for the great hard work and fighting spirit that was staged to see that we reach the final game of the tournament,” Mulindwa told Gateway News in an interview.

“It’s been a good tournament right from the start and it’s thumbs up for the organisers. Yes we have not yet concluded it fully but it’s right to applaud where the sanity is observed,” he added.

Amidst a great time at the tournament, Mulindwa highlighted several challenges that caused a nuke on the journey.

“The biggest challenge was less time for preparations and this hardly allowed us to sieve the players completely. More so teams like mine that had a small budget we found it hard to bargain for players.”

“The team has come this far but I will be frank that we have operated under difficult situations without money and we can say it’s been God’s might to see that we reach this far.”

“However among the challenges we recorded several positives such as observing new talents and giving more players a chance to showcase their capabilities,”

Buwekula will face Buddu a side they faced in the Miganzirwaza group and the encounter ended in a 2-2 stalemate.

Mulindwa is well aware of the assignment awaiting him and his charges to face Ssaza side Buddu in the final of the ongoing tournament however he said looking behind only gives them the confidence to keep going.

“We have come a long to give up in the last lap. We drew with Buddu in the group stages and I believe we shall win against them in the final game of the tournament.”

“We have struggled to reach here and sealing it with a trophy will be a perfect achievement.”

“We are going to spare quality time and prepare for that game. We respect Buddu but do not fear them so we are coming for the trophy,” Mulindwa concluded.

The management and organising committee is set to announce the date of the final and venue where it will be held.

Previous Winners of the Buganda Masaza Cup:

  • 2020: Gomba
  • 2019: Bulemeezi
  • 2018: Singo
  • 2017: Gomba
  • 2016: Buddu
  • 2015: Singo
  • 2014: Gomba
  • 2013: Mawokota
  • 2012: Bulemeezi
  • 2011: Buluri
  • 2010: Not Held
  • 2009: Gomba
  • 2008: Kyadondo
  • 2007: Mawokota
  • 2006: Kooki
  • 2005: Mawokota
  • 2004: Gomba

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