Bulemeezi shift base to Ndejje ahead of Airtel Masaza Cup final

Sunday October 20 2019

Heroic Shift. Busiro players celebrate with

Heroic Shift. Busiro players celebrate with their goalkeeper Adadi Mutumbu after a save against Buddu in the semifinals. PHOTO BY GEORGE KATONGOLE 

By DENIS BBOSA

Bulemeezi have shifted base from Luwero to Ndejje University ahead of their Masaza Cup final clash against Busiro on October 26 following specialist advice over the grass pitch at Namboole.

Bulemeezi, who play their second final since the successful 2008 campaign, are slight favourites for the Saturday clash, but have gone through the season playing on a bare Luweero Kasana pitch.
Team manager Sulait Makumbi explained that the team has to get used to a grass pitch and Ndejje University’s Arena of Visions is an ideal venue for their preparations.

“Our ground in Luweero is not the best we can use. We have to shift base and enable players get used to similar conditions of Namboole,” Makumbi said.
Bulemeezi played a training friendly game with SC Villa on Friday in Kasana which also doubled as a fundraising event. SC Villa will again test Busiro, the other finalists, at Namboole on Monday.

Proper preparations
Coach Simon Peter Mugerwa said all factors must be considered for the final.
“It is a completely different game from the ones we have played up to this level and we cannot leave anything to chance. We will for the remaining days train from Ndejje and hopefully we shall not have any excuses,” Mugerwa says.

Busiro coach Deo Serwadda insists his side will go into the contest full of confidence despite playing their first final.
He said: “We have a lot of respect for Bulemeezi but we certainly do not fear them. We also realise that we are good ourselves. We are in good shape and we will face Bulemeezi with a lot of confidence,” Serwadda says.

AIRTEL MASAZA CUP 2019

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Final, Oct. 26 at Namboole
Busiro vs. Bulemeezi, 4pm
Classification game
Buddu vs. Kyadondo, 1pm

dbbosa@ug.nationmedia.com

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