Forward Alex Mutebe and Herbert Kibirango Scored for Mawogola as their side humbled Ssingo on Tuesday 15th December 2020 at FUFA Technical Center in Njeru.
Alex Mutebi scored a brace before Herbert Kibirango sealed the with a free header to consolidate a 3-0 victory.
Alex Mutebi’s 35th minute strike sent Mawogola into a 1-0 lead from a corner kick following a poor making moment in the area.
Inside the 70th minute of play, Alex Mutebe placed in Isaac Bakole’s through ball to extend Mawogola’s lead to 2-0.
Substitute Herbert Kibirango sealed the victory with the third when he freely headed in past goalie Fred Ntege in the 84th minute.
Despite a rich tournament history at the back of Ssingo, Mawogola employed a very aggressive character with numerous threats on the goal and eventually yielded goals.
Ssingo drew 1-all against the 2011 champions Buluuli in their opener. Henry Tenywa (Bululi) and Joseph Ssewaali (Ssingo) scored the two important goals as their sides shared spoils in the ongoing Masaza Cup tourney.
In the recent past Ssingo has had great performances in the tournament with five finals.
However, they (Ssingo) managed to win only two finals in 2015 and 2018 both against noisy neighbors Buddu.
In the other final appearances, Ssingo lost to the top two most successful teams in the tournament Mawokota in 2013 (1-0) and Gomba in 2014 (4-3) after sport kicks as Mickdad Ssenyonga missed Ssingo’s penalty and 2017, Nicholas Kabonge’s long range strike at Namboole made a difference as the Gomba Lions took the day.
On the other hand, Mawogola is a two time finalist in 2004 and 2009 losing to the all time champions Gomba on both occasions.
In 2004, Godfrey Wasswa who is currently an assistant coach at Gomba scored a brace and one by former Bunamwaya and Standard High School, Zana forward Sijaali as Gomba sank Mawogola in a 3-1 score in the final at War Memorial Stadium, Nakivubo.
Gomba still through Alex Ikaanga strike in 2009 final beat Mawogola to deny her first trophy at Nakivubo.
Mawogola last advanced from group stages nine years ago in 2011.
In a pursuit to regain her glory, Mawogola faced a set back as their experienced coach Simon Dungu “aka” Dunga was ruled out after testing positive for COVID-19.
Assistant coach Jamadah Magaasi sat in for his master Dunga as Mawogola as humbled Ssingo today.
The tournament kicked off yesterday before his majesty Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi Kimera II at FUFA Technical Center in Njeru as holders Bulemezi and Butambala played for a one all draw.
Michael Lutaaya, Ahmed Ntege, Hassan Nsubuga, Daniel Bakaki, Andrew Kaweesi, Aaron Okoth, Bakole, Musa Tushemerirwe, Raymond Othieno, John Ssekyaaya, Alex Mutebi
Swallah Kasamba, Isaaya Sabiiti, Herbert Kibirango, Richard Mugisha
Coach: Jamadah Magaasi
Fred Ntege, Frank Bukenya, Joseph Ssewaali, Shafik Lugoloobi, Eria Bukenya, Godfrey Kakooza, Rogers Masembe, Eddie Bulwanyi, Ivan Kakumba, Daniel Kazibwe, Amuli
Joseph Ssempijja, Moses Jagwe, Davis Talah Isooba
Coach: Michael Kabali