• Bugerere 1-2 Gomba
Charles Bbaale netted a brace as Gomba Lions battled back to edge Bugerere 1-2 on the quarter-final stage of the 2020 Masaza Cup tournament at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru.
Bbaale’s second half goals ensured a hard-fought victory for the record winners Gomba as Tony Kiberu’s early strike for Bugerere turned into a mere consolation on Tuesday afternoon.
He scored both goals for Ibrahim Kirya coached side off inswinging corner kicks taking his tally in the 16th edition to seven atop the scorers chart.
Bugerere went into the lead after 40 minutes when Tony Kiberu squeezed through Gomba’s backline and produced a sublime finish to the far post leaving custodian Francis Anguzu with no chance whatsoever.
With 15 minutes into restart, Bbaale levelled matters off a well crafted corner kick that beat goalkeeper Mayinja Dirisa. He later put the four-time winners in the lead off another inswinging corner which was reminiscent of his first.
Victory guided Gomba to Masaza Cup semifinals and will play against 2019 finalists Busiro on Thursday afternoon as Bugerere was sent packing.
Mayinja Dirisa, Kaziro Jafari, Ngalo Fredrick, Lubega Sharif, Ayman Twaha Toure, Kasozi Juma, Gaganga Geofrey , Kiberu Tonny, Ndugwa Swaibu, Aniku Fahad, Sebyala Shafik.
Substitutes: Luseda Wycliff, Mayanja Saidi, Mutumba Allan, Senfuma Timothy
Head Coach: Andy Ssali
Anguzu Francis, Gift Fred, Lutakome Junior Juma, Aruhwera Fred, Musiima Isaac, Seruwu Colline, Baale Charles, Kaddu George, Kiryowa George, Ssentongo Abdallah, Bayo Ali Arshavin
Substitutes: Mbowa Derrick, Ssemugabi Jackson, Kafeero Hamis Dagada, Zizinga Ashraf, Katongole Peter
Head Coach: Ibrahim Kirya