The St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende reached another milestone as it successfully hosted the 2020 Masaza Cup finals played between Gomba and Buddu on March 6, 2021.

This historic event was graced by the Buganda Kingdom Prime Minister Charles Peter Mayiga who ably represented the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, and other dignatories from Buganda kingdom, Federation of Uganda football Associations (Fufa) and politicians, among others.

Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga, Owek. Henry Ssekabembe Kiberu, Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa and other dignatories stand to sing the National & Buganda anthems.

For the first time in the history of this competition, the St Mary’s Stadium successfully hosted a Masaza Cup final while the opening stages were played at the Fufa technical center in Njeru.

It was at this colourful ceremony that Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga in a special way lauded the efforts of Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa, the director of St Mary’s Senior Secondary Boarding School- Kitende and Vipers Sports Club.

Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa welcoming Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga to st Mary’s Stadium Kitende.

Mayiga was addressing the media during a press conference moments after the 2020 Masaza Cup final that Gomba triumphed 3-1 over Buddu at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Saturday.

“I want to thank Dr Lawrence Mulindwa for accepting to host the 2020 Masaza Cup final amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This is not something ordinary, but special.

Omulangira David Wasajja was in the house as well.

“His efforts of developing sports in general has been much appreciated” Owek. Mayiga who was flanked by Omulangira David Wasajja noted.

The premier also awarded Dr. Mulindwa a momentous medal in recognition for the diligent efforts of promoting and development of sports in the country.

Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa received a momentous medal in recognition for the diligent efforts of promoting and development of sports.

Gomba won their fifth title after overcoming Buddu 3-1 during a match where only a maximum of 200 fans were allowed as per the guidelines set up by the Fufa amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.

In the same vein, Owek. Henry Ssekabembe Kiberu, the minister in charge of sports, recreation and leisure in the Buganda kingdom commended Vipers club president for his continued efforts in supporting the Kingdom.

Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga doing a scientific players inspection between Gomba and Buddu.

“The victory cannot only be shared by Gomba or the teams that played today but it’s joy for all of us and we are so grateful to Dr. Mulindwa for making this possible, he accepted and accommodated us so well and made sure this event was a memorable one. This shows you the good relationship Buganda has with him and we want to reiterate our support and commitment towards Dr. Mulindwa,” the minister remarked.

Meanwhile, St Mary’s stadium also hosted the Bika football opening ceremony between the Lugave and Mpindi clan on May 13, 2018.

Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II plants a tree on his first visit to St Mary’s Stadium in 2018 (File Photo).

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