The Kyabazinga of Busoga, William Nadiope, kicking a ball to signify the launch of the Busoga Massaza Cup tournament

Busoga King, His Majesty William Gabula Nadiope IV over the weekend graced the official opening match of the 2018 Busoga Massaza football tournament.

The tournament which is the 3rd edition, was kicked off by the Kyabazinga himself amidst his cheering subjects at Namayingo Primary School play ground in Namayingo district.

Bukholi played Bunhole in the official opening match of the tournament.

The Kyabazinga greeting players from the two teams before kick off
Players lining up for the first match

Bukholi edged Bunhole 4-0 and all goals were scored by James Kawuka after displaying superb football techniques.

There are 14 teams divided in 4 groups. The top two after the group stage will qualify for the knock out stages.

Last season, Butembe Ssaza team emerged winner of the 2017 Busoga Masaza Football Championship after defeating Bunha 4-3 in the tense post match penalties that followed a one all draw in normal time at the Kyabazinga stadium in Bugembe, Jinja.

Players tussling it out for the ball

In his opening remarks, the Kyabazinga said there was more need to identify and develop talent in order to lift the Busoga flag high.

Kyabazinga hailed personalities in namayingo district who support and promote sports.

Present at the launch was; The Katukiro of Busoga Dr. Joseph Muvawala, the First deputy Katukiro Dr. Mohammad Lubega Kisambira, the Second deputy Katukiro Osman Noor Ahmed and Ministers from OBB.

Players at the first match of the tournament