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FUFA-MTN tourney: Buganda walks out empty-handed

Buganda Region chairman Joseph Mwanje says his team’s early exit from the tournament never took him by surprise.

Buganda Region failed to impress a third consecutive time in the FUFA-MTN inter Region Competitions when they bowed out of the tournament without a win.

Buganda last won this championship in 2009 when they edged Kampala 1-0 in the finals hosted by Lira District Football Association. Sliver Ochaya scored the region’s winner in the 12th minute to earn the region a title.

In this year’s tournament sponsored by MTN at a tune of UGX 70m, Buganda emerged the first team to be showed exit after losing 3-1 to Eastern, 2-1 to Kampala and going down 2-0 against the newly created North Eastern Region.

Team Manager Brian Masembe blamed this year’s early exit on poor preparations. “We did not prepare well and the results are not a surprise” he said. His comments were echoed by the Regional chairperson Joseph Mwanje who was quoted in today’s New Vision saying he was not surprised by the results and blamed the poor show on unsportsmanlike conduct on part of his players.

The finals will be played this Saturday at 3pm. Arua district chairperson Hon. Wadri Sam is the expected chief guest.  The tournament was officially flagged off by the FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa.

The classification game will be played at 10am. The winner of this championship takes home a cash prize of UGX 4m, the first runners-up UGX 2.5m, the third best team earns UGX 1.5m and UGX 1m for the fourth team.

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