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The King of Tooro Kingdom, His Majesty King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, on Saturday marked his 30th birthday.
A birthday bash, complete with fireworks and exciting performances by a line-up of top artists, marked the end of the feverish football tournament as the King marked his new age, surrounded by his subjects and well-wishers.
Along with the Queen Mother of Tooro, Queen Best Kemigisa attended football match in which Kyaka FC sealed their victory by beating Bunyangabu FC 1-0 in a highly contested final match that brought the first edition of the Tooro Masaza Tournament to an exciting end.
Kyaka FC’s Richard Mugume scored the only goal of the match in the 20th minute of the game that was held at the Buhinga Stadium in Fort Portal City.
With the win, Kyaka FC has walked away with prize money of Ugx.5million shs as the title winners.
Bunyangabu FC, the runners-up took home Ugx.3 million shillings while the 3rd place and 4th teams walked away with 1.5 million and 0.5 million, respectively.
Kyaka FC celebrate their win
According to King Oyo, this championship match is an apt crescendo of the month-long tournament of spirited matches played amongst the 9 counties of Tooro Kingdom.
“This tournament has generated a lot of excitement in our kingdom and has further brought the people of Tooro together. We thank MTN for organizing and funding this first-ever tournament and we look forward to the next season of this thrilling experience,” King Oyo said.
Andrew Tusubira MTN Uganda’s head of commercial services in the western region congratulated all the participants of the tournament, saying, “The real winners of this tournament are the people of this kingdom. Football is not just a game to the people. It sits at the heart of their culture.”
Yesterday we were in Fort Portal for the first-ever MTN Tooro Masaza Cup. It attracted thousands of people who paid 2,000/= via MTN MoMo and 4,000/= cash and the money was handed over to the kingdom to support development projects in Tooro Kingdom. #HomeOfUGSports pic.twitter.com/7O4BtoAonm— MTN Uganda (@mtnug) April 17, 2022
Adding, “As MTN we feel very proud to have been part of this tradition together with the people of Tooro. We promise to continue this journey and thank the Kingdom for embracing MTN as a friend and a partner for years to come.”
The MTN Tooro Masaza Tournament grand finale that doubled as King Oyo’s 30th birthday celebration attracted thousands of people who paid 2,000/=via MTN MoMo and 4,000/= cash.
The money was handed over to the kingdom to support development projects in Tooro Kingdom.
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