Senkatuka’s Mbogo qualifies to quarterfinals | 2013 BIKA FOOTBALL

Tues, 13thAug: Nvubu 0 – 5 Mbogo (Agg: Mbogo Wins 7 -0)

Next Fixture: Wed, 14th Aug: Mpindi Vs Nsenene

Mbogo, literally translated ‘Buffalo’ is a huge animal that cherishes and enjoys water bodies. Nvubu, is another water creature that entirely thrives in such environs.

When the two animals, which are totems for the Baganda faced off at Nakivubo Stadium during the Bika Bya Buganda football Tourney on Tuesday evening, Mbogo convincingly won the battle with a 5-0 score line.

Live wire striker, Nelson Senkatuka, who had a busy evening at office opened the Mbogo scoring chart with a wonder lob over Mike Muwanga in Nvubu’s goal posts. The former Kings College Buddo Student, who was recently handed a surprise and rare call up to CHAN Uganda Cranes squad by Coach Micho, utilized a beautiful laid through ball from Entebbe F.C Midfielder, Siraje Ssentamu, to play the ball cleverly over the advancing goalie.

KCCA forward, another CHAN Uganda Cranes player, Erisa Ssekisambu made it two before the half time recess with the simplest of tap-ins following James Kasibante’s wonderfully executed cross down the left flank.

A further brace from  Henry Nyanzi and Ronald Nyanzi’s late effort capped another memorable day for coaches Badru Ssenkayi and Frank Video Anyau on Mbogo’s bench in a match watched by Rubaga South Member of Parliament, Moses Kasibante, one of the descendants of Lutakome Kayiira, the head of Mbogo Clan.

All the five strikes are rewarded with a cash prize of UShs 10,000 each courtesy of sponsors, Kyosimba Onanya Ceremonial Services.

Mbogo’s goalie, Michael Mawjega, who scored a historic goal against Nyange in the round of 32 tie had a silent evening as he was rarely troubled by the Nvubu forwards led by Seruma duo of Ali and John.

Mbogo thus becomes the first clan to qualify for this year’s quarter-finals and will face the winner between Nkima and Mpologoma. The latter lead 2-0 from the first leg held last Saturday after striker Henry Kiseeka’s brace.

Bika action resumes Wednesday when Mpindi hosts Nsenene  at Nakivubo Stadium. Kick off is 4 pm. The annual tourney is sponsored by CBS FM, Buganda Kingdom, SWICO, Riham Cola and Kyosimba Onayanya Ceremonial Services.

However, by press-time, the entire Mbogo sqaud including the coaches was still stranded at Nakivubo Stadium for failure to get transport allowances back to their respective residences.

Line-ups:

Mbogo:

Michael Majwega (G.K), Muwadde Mawejje, Mike Kabanda, Henry Nyanzi, Fred Ssemayobe, Siraje Ssentamu, Joseph Kayiira, Godfrey Sserubogo, Nelson Ssenkatuuka, Elisah Ssekisambu and James Kasibante.

Subs: Edward Bamujje, Abdullah Nyanzi, Eric Kabanda, Swaibu Kabanda, Robert Kayanja, Faizo Sserubogo, Ronald Nyanzi and Ronnie Lwayange.

Nvubu:

Mike Muwanga (G.K), Derrick Semere, Farouk Kavulu, Denis Roucher Semyungwe, Jamir Kasita, Yusuf Sserumaga, Julius Seruma, Ali Seruma, John Seruma and Rashid Kiyiri.

Subs: Hassan Mugenyi (G.K), Jamada Kiyimba, Mike Sekirya, Musa Katoogo, Fred Kiyimba, Edward Mayengo and Daniel Kasimagwa.

 Wed, 14th Aug: Mpindi Vs Nsenene

 Full Quarter-Final Menu:

 Balangira and Musu Vs  Nsenene/Mpindi

 Nvubu/Mbogo Vs Mpologoma/Nkima

 Ngeye/Kakoboza Vs Mpeewo/Nte

 Lugave/Ngabi Nsamba Vs Njovu and Njaza

 BIKA FORMER WINNERS (Since 1987):

 1987:Ngabi

 1988:Lugave

 1989:Emmamba

 1990:Lugave

 1991:Ngeye

 1992:Ngeye

 1993:Nkima

 1994:Mmamba

 1995:Lugave

 1996:Mpindi

 1997:Nnyonyi
1998:Lugave

1999:Lugave 2000:Mpologoma

 2001:Ngo

 2002:Mpologoma

 2003:Mmamba

 2004:Lugave

2005:Ffumbe

 2006:Mpindi

 2007:Ngabi

 2008:Kkobe

 2009:Ffumbe

 2010:Nte

 2011:Mmamba

 2012:Ngeye

 2013:???

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