By Edwin Kyle Kule
Mawokota maintained their perfect group stage performance, after registering their third consecutive victory in the Masengere Group at the ongoing Airtel Masaza Cup.
The three-time winners defeated Kyadondo 2-0 at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru on Monday afternoon, courtesy of Mike Kintu’s double from the penalty spot. The result also confirmed Bugerere’s progress to the quarter-finals.
Following a goalless first half, the game came to life seven minutes after the hour mark when Kintu placed Mawokota in the driving sit from the penalty spot.
This was after Geoffrey Oyaka was fouled in the forbidden area by Kyadondo defender Jimmy Kiwanuka.
Five minutes later, Kyadondo who went into the game needing three points to progress sunk even further when Mawokota’s Isaac Ofoyirwoth was fouled in the box and Kintu stepped up to score the second from the spot.
Mawokota topped the Masengere Group with nine points from three games while Bugerere who had earlier played to a 1-1 draw with Kooki came second on the log with four points.
The other ssaza sides set for the knockout stages are defending champions Bulemeezi and Mawogola from Butikiro group as well as Busiro and Busujju from Bulange group.
How they lined up
Mawokota XI: Shamran Kamya, Douglaus Orye, Faizo Matovu, Mike Kintu, Arnold Odong, Musa Kasimba, Nicholas Jjonga, Oryem Tabu, Isaac Ofoyrwth, Fazil Tumwine, Geofrey Oyaka
Subs: Anthony Emojong, Denis Kasirye, Elvis Ssekaju, Livingstone Jurua, Abasi Muliya
Kyadondo XI: Aristoti Muyindo, James Mubezi, Herbert Abima, Jimmy Kiwanuka, Yuda Dumba, Borris Onegi, Ali Mukibi, Shion Kayiza, Eric Wadribo, Kalvin Emayi, Andrew Otim
Subs: Hamza Lutaaya, Tonny Kyagaba, Henry Wamala, Innocent Atiku