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2022 Masaza Cup: Airtel Uganda Pledges more Financial Support as Tournament Kicks Off

Airtel Uganda, The Smartphone Network with the widest 4G coverage in Uganda, has Saturday 25,2022 in partnership with Buganda Kingdom, launched the 2022 Masaza Cup Football Tournament. The brand also announced it’s continued financial support to the 3 months long tournament. Airtel Uganda has been sponsoring the tournament since 2016

Masaza Cup is an annual Buganda Kingdom Football tournament that was originated in 2004, comprising of eighteen (18) Buganda Kingdom counties competing for the tournament title.

In 2021, Buddu emerged as victors with a 2-0 win against Buwekula. The 2022 Masaza tournament kicked off with an opening match between Buddu and Mawogola, who played to a goalless draw.

Airtel Uganda Managing Director manoj murali revealed that, “Masaza Cup is among the key social events organized by Buganda Kingdom, which ranks highly on Airtel Uganda’s calendar, and it is always a pleasure to join the Kingdom in the tournament preparations, and we pledge our continuous support.”

He added. “It is without a doubt that the tournament has grown over the years due to consistency and the sound administrative structures that have been put in place to ensure that talent is groomed as well as social-entertainment is extended to the communities where the tournament is held.”

Last year Airtel Uganda committed Ushs. 650 million towards the tournament, and this year, Airtel Uganda, the renown football supporter will extend further financial support towards the organization of the tournament.

The Katikiro of Buganda Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga said, “Organizing a tournament like Masaza Cup requires a lot of financing for the tournament to be executed as planned, and therefore, we acknowledge the support from our key partners like Airtel Uganda, among others who have supported Masaza Cup, among other activities organized by the Kingdom.”

Owek. Mayiga added, “The tournament has over the years nurtured talent, provided a source of income for the youth who are actively involved, and contributed to the Kingdom’s and country’s socio-economic growth.”

The tournament will be held over a period of 3 months where 18 counties will compete for the 2022 Championship which will be climaxed in September 2022.

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