KAMPALA. Last year Buganda royal regatta competition left Masaka based team Buddu with a lot of frustration after finishing seventeenth in the whole race.
The competition in the waters was so heavy for them to carry on shoulders which prompted them, to focus on Masaza Cup football tourney.
But against all odds, Buddu won their maiden royal regatta championship on Saturday after moving past Bulemeezi, Gomba and Bugerere teams, in a highly competitive final graced by the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Mutebi II at Nabugabo sand beach in Masaka.
Led by the guide of Emamba clan, Kabaka, beaming with a lot of confidence was the first to move on water for eleven minutes in a highly tightened security both on land and at the sea shores.
Upon his return, he graced the boats competition at 3:46pm and all the eighteen counties that make up Buganda participated before Buddu won the finals.
“We are so happy that this year we managed to win the competition,” said Buddu County chief Vincent Mayiga over the victory.