Masindi Takes Home CNOOC Cup

The 3rd Edition of the Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom county cup (Masaza Cup) recently ended.

Buruuli county from Masindi emerged winner after humbling Buyanja county from kibaale District in the final game.

The Masaza Cup was sponsored by CNOOC an Oil company from China.

The match that was played at Sir Tito Winyi play ground in Hoima Municipality was graced by the Omukama of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom His majesty Omukama Iguru Gafabusa. The Match in Penalty kick-outs with Buruuli netting four goals against Buyanja’s three.

The wining team walked away with the trophyand a cow.

In his speech the Omukama hailed the Oil Company for supporting talent development in Bunyoro.

He said: “Sports can be a source of employment for youthful football players worldwide.”

Zack Lubega the Cooperate Social responsibility Manager at CNOOC said CNOOC is committed to rewarding local communities in areas where they operate.

Lubega said: “Since 2012 when we started oil exploration in Hoima, the residents have been receptive, helpful and understanding.”

The masaza cup begun on the 31st October 2014 at a colourful occasion graced by His Royal Highness the King of Bunyoro Dr Solomon Gafabusa Uguru.

The Tournament attracted six teams from the Bunyoro Kitara -Kingdom. These included Buyaga from Kibaale District, Buruli from Masindi District, Hoima Municipality from Hoima District, Bugasha also from Hoima and Bullisa from Bullisa.

Source : East African Business Week

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