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Busoga Kingdom Hunts UGX 50M for Inaugural Masaza Football Tournament

Rehema Namwase, a resident of Luuka town council says the tournament will allow for the identification of rural talent, Uganda has failed to advance because football managers rely on urban based players in Jinja, Iganga, Bugiri and Kamuli municipalities of Busoga sub region.
Busoga Kingdom is hunting for Shillings 50 million for the inaugural Obwakyabazinga bwa Busoga masaza Cup scheduled for next month, the Kingdom Sports Minister, Amin Bbosa has revealed. According to Bbosa, the money is needed to facilitate match officials buy medals, trophies and shields for the winning teams.  The prizes include footballs, jerseys and boots.

 

He says so far 14 teams from the 10 counties in Busoga Kingdom have already confirmed their participation in the league that will be run on a home and away basis under the rule of the Federation of Uganda Football Association-FUFA. Bbosa says players in the Uganda premier league are not eligible to play in the tournament since it is aimed at exposing young and unexploited football talent in Busoga kingdom.

 

Bugabula County will present three teams from Buzaaya, Bugabula and Budiope sub counties. Other teams will come from Bulamogi, Kigulu, Busiki, Luuka, Butembe, Bukhooli, Bunha, Bunyole, Bukono and Bugweri County. David Aga Isabirye, the Deputy Information Minister Busoga Kingdom, says their aim is to identify and develop indigenous talent from the kingdom.

 

He says although Busoga kingdom has raised a lot of talent for top teams in Uganda and Uganda Cranes, most of the players are not indigenous Basoga. The subjects of the kingdom have welcomed the proposed introduction of Busoga masaza Cup. Farouk Isabirye, a resident of Busembatia trading center in Iganga says the tournament will unite them, adding that they haven't had any serious sporting activities because of their past wrangles.

 

Rehema Namwase, a resident of Luuka town council says the tournament will allow for the identification of rural talent, Uganda has failed to advance because football managers rely on urban based players in Jinja, Iganga, Bugiri and Kamuli municipalities of Busoga sub region. He says many talented players are left behind because they do not get chance to showcase their talent. The Kyabazinga of Busoga kingdom Gabula William Nadiope is expected to launch the inaugural Amasazza cup tournament in Kamuli on July 23. 

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