Tooro Kingdom MTN Masaza Cup Tournament kicked off its semifinal stage with a thrilling showdown between Mwenge North and Mwenge South at Katooke playground in Kyenjojo district. The first leg of this Mwenge derby had the fans on the edge of their seats as the two teams battled fiercely for a spot in the championship match.
The game began on a warm Friday afternoon, with a huge crowd of enthusiastic sports fans filling the stadium to capacity. Mwenge South wasted no time taking the initiative, and their efforts paid off as Olland found the back of the net in the first half with a well-placed strike, putting his team in the lead.
Team Burahya FC in black at Kyambogo datic for their first Leg of the semis of the MTN Tooro Masaza Tournament
The first half came to an end with Mwenge South holding a slender advantage, but the fans knew that anything could happen in this fiercely contested derby.
As the second half commenced, Mwenge North displayed their determination to fight back. Kareem delivered the equalizer that ignited the spirits of Mwenge North supporters, leveling the game at 1-1. Both teams continued to battle relentlessly until the final whistle, but neither could break the deadlock. The match ended in a draw, setting the stage for an epic showdown in the second leg.
Saturday, 29th July 2023 – Kyembogo Datic Playground. Kyembogo Datic playground witnessed another dramatic semi-final clash as Kyaka County took on Burahya County. The match had one of the largest crowds since the start of the tournament, and the fans were treated to an intense encounter.
In the 55th minute of the second half, the stadium erupted with cheers as Felix Atwisa, the rising star from Kyaka County, scored the decisive goal. He soared high above the defenders to head the ball into the back of the net, giving his team a thrilling victory.
Crowds watching the Kyaka County Vs Burahya County games
Despite Kyaka County dominating possession, they struggled to capitalize on numerous chances throughout both halves. However, their resilient defense and Atwisa’s goal proved to be the difference-maker, earning them a crucial win in the first leg.
With the first leg matches concluded, the stage is now set for the second leg showdowns that will determine the finalists in the Tooro Kingdom MTN Masaza Cup Tournament.
On the 6th of August, Mwenge South will be hosting Mwenge North at Katoosa playground, with both teams eager to secure a spot in the much-anticipated final. The atmosphere is expected to be electric as these two sides battle it out for glory.
Meanwhile, on the same day, 4th August, Burahya County will travel to Kyaka County’s territory to seek redemption and overturn the deficit from the first leg. The defending champions, Kyaka County, will be determined to maintain their momentum and secure their place in the finals.
The championship match, scheduled for 12th August at Buhinga Stadium in Fort Portal City, will be a momentous occasion graced by the presence of King Oyo of Tooro Kingdom himself. The finalists will compete for the coveted MTN Masaza Cup trophy and the generous cash prize of Shs 5 Million, while the runners-up will receive Shs 2.5 million, ensuring that the stakes remain high in the pursuit of victory.
Burahya County VS Kyaka County in Masaza Cup at Kyembogo Datic Kabarole with support from MTN Uganda to Tooro Kingdom.
As the tournament reaches its climax, the participating counties are leaving no stone unturned in their quest for glory. The Tooro Kingdom MTN Masaza Cup Tournament continues to captivate the hearts of sports enthusiasts across the region, fostering a sense of unity and pride. The epic showdowns in the semifinals have set the finals stage alight, promising more drama, passion, and the unwavering spirit of competition in the quest to be crowned champions.