Goal Galore in the Busoga Masaza Kingdom Tournament

Ever since the 5th edition of the MTN Uganda sponsored Busoga Masaza Cup kicked off last month, each of the participating teams seems to have sharpened their scorers. This is evident by the number of goals scored so far.

Just last weekend, many games were played at the different venues but scoring in each of the games was inevitable.

Ayub Dester’s troops from Bunha County Football team made a trip to Namayingo on Sunday for a showdown with Bukooli Namayingo. In a game played at Namayingo P/S playground, a lone goal by David Okema was enough to condemn Bukooli Namayingo for the day. This is Bunha’s second successive win.

Luuka managed to humble Bunhole Bunanhumba 2-1 thereby securing the much needed three points in Nhendha group.

Luuka took an early lead in the first three minutes having capitalized on pitch familiarity and doubled their lead in the sixteenth minute courtesy of Allan Bamwanga and Cyrus Mugulusi respectively. Bunhole tried to fire back but only managed a consolation through Joel Tumwesigye in the second half.

Bulamogi, who are making their maiden appearance in the tournament, silenced their neighbors from Bukono with a 1-0 in a game played at Ivuukula Sub-county playground. Their solitary goal was scored by Nathan Bwamiki in the first half. Bulamogi capitalized on Bukono’s mistakes since they were being underrated as new entrants to the tournament. Bulamogi will next entertain Bugabula next month in Namwiwa.

The Busoga Masaza tournament is graced by a vast number of people from the kingdom and the tournament sponsors including MTN Uganda.

Joseph Bogera, General Manager, Sales and Distribution, MTN Uganda said the tournament has driven a sense of unity amongst the people of Busoga.

“On behalf of MTN Uganda, I am glad to see the matches unfolding because the tournament is testimony to the power of togetherness which is critical to cultural bonds. MTN seeks to harness togetherness amongst the people of Busoga, because at MTN, we believe we are good together,” he said.

Goals during this tournament have been an attractive factor that draws the people of Busoga from far and wide to watch the matches.

2017 Masaza Champions Butembe County Football team didn’t waste time in humbling perennial participants from Budiope.

Second half goals from Bashir Kabi and Farouk Magumba were the main determinants of the game. This is Butembe’s second win after overcoming Buzaaya in the opener of the tournament.

It should be noted that all the 8 matches played so far have seen at least a goal scored in each game. No game has ended in a draw.

Luuka’s Allan Bamwanga has scored the fastest goal so far (inside the opening 5 minutes in the first half).

A total of 14 goals have been scored, 4 in the first half and 10 in the second half by 12 different players in total.

Relatedly, no team has lost a game after taking the lead either in first or second half.

Bunha has scored the highest number of goals (5) at the moment.

Bunha and Butembe have each kept 2 clean sheets at home and away from home successively.

This weekend, the streak remained undefeated as Buzaaya and Budiope ended the match at 1-1 at Luzinga Community Primary School while Bukooli Namayingo defeated Busiki 2-1 at Namutumba Upper Primary School.

MTN Renews Onduparaka FC Sponsorship contract

  • MTN to continue supporting Onduparaka Football Club for another year
  • MTN has sponsored the team since 2017/18 season
  • MTN are proud supporters of local sport in the country for the last 22 years.

MTN Uganda has today announced the renewal of its sponsorship contract with Onduparaka Football Club. At the contract renewal ceremony, the club unveiled their 2020/2021 season jersey.

MTN has sponsored the West Nile based club since the 2017/18 season and will continue the sponsorship another year.

While announcing the sponsorship renewal in a press conference held at Hotel Africana in Kampala today, Somdev Sen, the MTN Uganda Chief Marketing Officer highlighted MTN’s ambitions to continue supporting local sports in the country.

“As the biggest supporter of local sport in Uganda, MTN has over the last 22 years, committed to the growth and development of local football in Uganda. This continued sponsorship of Onduparaka FC further demonstrates MTN’s commitment to be involved and support the passions of the people in the communities where we operate,” said Sen.

Speaking at the contract renewal ceremony, Vialli Bainomugisha, The Onduparaka FC Head Coach thanked MTN for its continued support over the last years, noting that the team continues in its journey of growth, in large part, due to the support from the telecom company.

“We are happy and grateful for the support that MTN has extended towards Onduparaka FC as our official sponsor. We are thrilled that our sponsors still believe in us,” Bainomugisha said.

Onduparaka FC is the most popular Football Club in West Nile. The club’s rise to the top-flight of Uganda’s super league is a source of pride for the region and has inspired young boys in the area to take up the sport.

MTN together with Onduparaka will execute several activities throughout the season to keep fans engaged in the performance of the club.

MTN Uganda is the official broadcast partner of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) on Sanyuka TV, supporting the reach of Ugandan Football in more homes and audiences across the country.