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LUWEEKULA CUP: Kasambya vs Kiyuni Abandoned as Fans Refuse to Leave Pitch in Protest

Kasambya’s Luweekula Cup Semi Final 2nd leg match with Kiyuni at Kasambya Das Playground was abandoned on Wednesday after hundreds of fans invaded the pitch.

Supporters of both teams, Kasambya celebrated the penalty awarded while Kiyuni in protest, prompted the match to end prematurely.

Kasambya and Kiyuni players in action

What Happened?

Kiyuni fans were protesting against the second assistant referee’s decision awarding Kasambya a late penalty.

Match referees with the Kiyuni and Kasambya captains prior to kick off

Before the center referee Byamukama Fred had decided, the field was flooded by supporters of both teams, resulting in a match being halted after 89 minutes of play, with around 200 fans still refusing to leave the pitch 15 minutes later.

Referee Fred couldn’t take the game further, while the supporters milled around the pitch, with Kiyuni Players insisting “We won’t play that penalty spot”.

Kiyuni Players prior to kick off

The game was interrupted shortly after kick-off when the same assistant referee had awarded Kiyuni with a controversial goal that was later turned down.

Kasambya Team

What Next?
The Luweekula Cup committee officials, Kasambya, and Kiyuni officials are set for a meeting on Thursday, April 4, to discuss and find a solution to the cause.

How it stands
Kiyuni are still leading on aggregates 2-1 after a win against Kasambya in the 1st leg at home.

The winner between Kasambya and Kiyuni will play the final with Bageza who defeated Madudu, 2-1 at home and 1-0 away in the two legs semi-final.


KASAMBYA SAABAGABO FC: Mutebi Hakim (GK), Wamala Godfrey, Kalangwa Eria, Ssekitti Andrew, Kiruuta Gaddafi, Kateregga Musa, Kamoga Pius, Ssebusito Emmanuel, Lubega Shaqir, Ssekamatte Abubakar, Ssegitta Livionovic SUB: Wandege Moses, Wandege Martine, Kyakuwa Robert, Ssebayiga, Male Jamada, Tumusiime Alex, Abdul Kazungu, Lubega Fahad.

KIYUNI: Kinine P. (GK), Walusimbi M, Ssebuliba Deo, Johnson Bright, Babiha David, Bukenya Sam, Sserugo Fred, Ivan Mukisa, Zimbe Bright, Deus Lubwama, Ssemata Joseph SUB: Ssebankema, Timothy K, Eric Kitibwa, Kasekende Brian, Sekandi, Kazeyi.

More Than Just a Game; Kiyuni fans show the true definition of Buganda culture.

Kiyunu fans brought life to the Magombolola Football Tournament as they arrived at the stadium hours before kickoff, crowding its grassy banks and perching in trees behind the corner flag.

Supporters beat traditional drums and blew plastic vuvuzelas (horns). One group of friends arrived in bark cloth, a material used in burials, because, they said, “We are going to put [our opponent] in bark cloth after defeating him”. 

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