- 2018 Airtel Masaza Cup
- Saturday, 23rd June
- Gomba vs. Buwekula – Kabulasoke PTC Ground, Gomba
Airtel Uganda has injected Shs400M into the 2018 Buganda Kingdom Masaza Cup, a tournament which is played by the 19 Masaza teams within the Kingdom.
The launch took place at the Buganda Kingdom headquarters in Mengo, Kampala on Thursday.
During the unveilling of the sponsorship, Airtel Managing Director V.G Somasekhar noted;
Football unites individuals and societies, develops communities and teaches the values of team work to achieve a common goal. There are no better qualities to instill in the youth today and I would like to congratulate the Buganda Kingdom for this initiative. We are proud to once again come together with this prestigious kingdom to launch this tournament. Our commitment to Ugandan sports is highlighted by the involvement in football at every level from Airtel Rising Stars through to national team.
In his remarks, the Katikiro of Buganda also showered praise to the telecommunications company;
This tournament boosts talent and creates unity and I encourage everyone to participate either as a player or as fan.
Airtel is no stranger to this kingdom. We have worked together in the past on a number of projects and I believe we shall continue with this relationship. We thank you a lot.
Each of the teams received balls, pair of jerseys and Shs5M to start with ahead of kick off.
The opening match will be played in Gomba district on 23rd June 2018 between hosts Gomba and Buweekula and it will be attended by his Majesty the King of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.
The tournament has been played since 2004 and last year, Gomba pipped Ssingo during the well attended final at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.