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Kigozi strike inspires Busiro to a winning start past Buluuli

2019 Airtel Masaza Cup

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Buluuli 0-1 Busiro

Dangerous substitute Andrew Kigozi was the difference as Busiro condemned Buluuli 0-1 in the first game of the 2019 Airtel Masaza Cup on Sunday.

Kigozi came from bench in the second half and only needed three minutes to bring a change in the game in favour of the visiting side Busiro.

The first half of the game ended goalless but Busiro was wasteful after missing one clear cut chance that could have handed them a lead before the break.

For starters, Busiro’s winger Ivan Serubiri was cautioned after faking a foul on the edge of the 18-yard box claiming for a free kick.

Towards the recess, striker Gerrard Ogwet came close to scoring but failed to tap in an empty net a well delivered through ball off Sembuusi Razak.

Also, Buluuli forced saves from Busiro custodian Mubiru Nsuemu Farouk who denied Ali Sharif, Obona Steven, and Abdul Aziz.

In the second half, Noah Mugerwa made amendments by bringing on Kigozi and Kalibwami Hamuza for Ivan Mayanja and Ogweti.

In the 81st minute, substitute Kigozi silenced the noisy home crowd odd his superb header on the far post past goalie Mugenyi Michael thanks to Sembuusi perfect delivery.

On the 90th minute mark, Kigozi narrowly doubled the lead after his timely run to meet Ivan Serubiri through ball but he fouled custodian Mugenyi before his finishing.

In the three minutes of added time, Busiro resorted to time-wasting tactics and was solid in defence to deny the hosts an equalising opportunity.

The result took Busiro to three points in the 2nd position tied with leaders Buwekula that defeated Kyadondo 2-1 in the other game.

Team lineups

Buluuli

Mugenyi Michael (GK), Tubasiima Samuel, Mulyabirime Dennis, Kaboga Senior, Sebuliba Andrew, Isabirye Joshua, Ambrose Kigozi, Ali Sharif, Obona Steven, Abdul Aziz, Rashid Bahanga

Substitutes: Amis Bogere, Walter Omona, Kaggwa Mathias, Alex Kugudde, Martin Bayinza, Amis Yunus Kitagenda, Ndyona Senozi

Coach: Luutu Bardru

Busiro

Mubiru Nswemu Farouk (GK), Mubiru Edward, Robert Sentongo, Francis Semakula, Wasswa Paul, Rogers Adriko, Ivan Serubiri, Ivan Mayanja, Ogweti Gerrard, Senyonga Mikidad, Sembuusi Razak

Substitutes: Senyonga Bashir, Mumbere Razak, Kasule Brian, Kalibwami Hamuza, Kabanda Bardru, Kigozi Andrew, Matovu Muhammad

Coach: Mugerwa Noah

Buluuli will play away to Kyadondo in the second game while Busiro will play host to Buwekula at Sentema on Sunday 16th June.

Other results

Buvuma 1:3 Gomba
Kyaggwe 3: 2 Busujju
Kkoki 2: 1 Mawokota
Buwekula 2:1 Kyaddondo
Buleemezi 0: 0 Buddu

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