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Masaza Cup: Kyadondo fail to turn up against Buddu as Bulemeezi stun favourites Buwekula

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David GOMBE

The Quarterfinal stage of the 2023 Buganda Masaza Cup climaxed on Sunday with the return leg games at various grounds.

At Masaka Recreation ground, Kyadondo did not turn up for the return leg contest against Buddu.

Earlier last week, Kyadondo through their management Committee General Secretary David Kalibbala notified the Masaza Cup organizing committee that they were not to honour the return leg following the controversies in the first leg meeting.

Kyadondo claimed that match officials led by Joshua Duula were below standards.

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Buddu won the first leg 2-1 at Hormisdallen playground and will progress to the Semifinal.

Meanwhile, two time competition winners Bulemeezi stunned 2023 favourites Buwekula 2-1 away from home to progress to the semis.

George Masembe brace silenced Buwekula in the game that was played at St.Peters technical in Mubende.

Sharafah Mukiibi scored had given Buwekula an early lead from the spot but it was not enough to send them into the last four.

This was also their first defeat in this year’s competition.

Bulemeezi who advanced 2-1 on aggregate will now face three time winners Mawokota in the Semifinal.

Mawokota needed a Joseph Kayondo late strike to eliminate a resilient Buvuma side at Buwama.

Malinga coached side prevailed 1-0 on aggregate.

In the other Quarterfinal, record winners Gomba sealed their place in the semis with a 1-0 win over Ssingo at Mityana Ssaza Ground.

Kenneth Kimera second half strike saw Felix Ssekabuza’s coached side advance 4-1 on aggregate and will now battle Buddu for a place in the final.

Quarterfinal return leg Results Sunday, 24th September

•Mawokota 1-0 Buvuma (Mawokota advance 1-0 on aggregate)

•Ssingo 0-1 Gomba (Gomba advance 4-1 on aggregate)

•Buwekula 1-2 Bulemeezi (Bulemeezi prevails 2-1 on aggregate)

•Buddu Vs Kyadondo (Kyadondo did not turn up and Buddu advance 2-1 Courtesy of the first leg)

Semifinals

*Mawokota Vs Bulemeezi
*Gomba Vs Buddu

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