Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi has tasked sportsmen to use their
talents to fight HIV/AIDS among the youths and unite people.
In 2004, Buganda Kingdom reintroduced Masaza cup, a football tournament for all
counties in the Kingdom. The first Masaza cup tournament was first played in
1964 before Kingdoms
Last year, Bulemeezi County football club defeated Busiro County by 1-0 goal to
claim the Masaza cup.
Speaking at ceremony organized to celebrate the win by Bulemeezi County
Football club at Bamunanika playground in Luweero district on Thursday, the
Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi said that he is happy the standard of the Masaza
Cup tournament is growing every year.
Mutebi explains the tournament has united the people in Buganda and congratulated
Bulemeezi FC for the win. He also applauded all counties for participating in
He, however, has tasked the Sportsmen to use the popularity gained
through such tournaments to fight the HIV/AIDS and other diseases that are
claiming lives of his subjects.
// Cue in “Tusanyuka nnyo…
Kabaka Mutebi was appointed goodwill ambassador by United Nations Programme on
HIV/Aids (Unaids) to fight HIV/AIDS.
Unaids also appointed Tooro King Oyo Nyimba Iguru Rukidi IV as its goodwill
ambassador to combat HIV/Aids among the youths.
HIV Prevalence rate in Luweero district prevalence rate is at 7.2% above the national
rate of 6.2%.
The Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga asked the subjects to use the tournament
to unite despite having political differences.
He also asked the sportsmen to exercise discipline if they are to win in any
// Cue in: “Abantu be Bulemeezi…
Cue out;…abantu ba Kabaka”//
The Kabaka’s representative in Bulemeezi County Ronald Mulondo said the county
embraced football in 1960’s and Ssekabaka Edward Muteesa used to play it along
the subjects at Bamunanika playground where the function was held.
Mulondo said that they will continue to mobilize subjects to participate in the
tournament and use it to unite the people.
Charles Nsereko a politician in Nakaseke and LCV Chairperson Luweero Ronald
Ndawula welcomed the message by Kabaka saying HIV/AIDS is still a challenge
especially the youths over high unprotected sexual activity among them.