Three first half goals from George Kaddu, Charles Bale and Fred Atuherwa were enough to seal a 3 : 1 victory for 10-man Gomba against 2016 winners Buddu in the Masaza cup final played at the st. Mary’s stadium Kitende Wakiso district Busiro county.
Fred Atuherwa got a red card in the 85th minute for his second bookable offence. But with an extra man on the pitch for the last 5 minutes, Buddu failed to capitalize on their improved performance in the second half for a comeback in what seemed to be a match of two halves.
Record 5 times champions Gomba received twelve million Ugandan shillings as tournament prize money for the champions while Buddu received nine million Ugandan shillings as prize money for the second placed team. The prizes were presented by the Katikilo of Buganda Charles Peter Maiga.
The award for the tournament’s top scorer went to Gomba’s Charles Bale with 8 goals while Usam Alafat from Busiro was the tournament’s MVP.