Obutiko beats Mmamba Namakaka in 2024 Buganda Bika football opener

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Obutiko beats Mmamba Namakaka in 2024 Buganda Bika football opener
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2024 Bika Football tournament

Obutiko 3-2 Mmamba Namakaka (Gabunga)

Obutiko beat  Mmamba Namakaka in a five goal thriller in the opening football match of the 2024 Bika football championship at Mutesa II Wankulukuku Stadium on Saturday.

Goals from Stephen Namuwanda, Edrine Kagende and Richard Wandyaka were enough to silence Mmamba Namakaka that got two consolation goals from John Kisakye but were to enough to overturn the game .

In attendance was the Airtel Uganda Sales and Distribution Director, Ali Balyunwa who expressed his excitement for the new season of the BIKA tournament and Airtel Uganda’s commitment to the partnership between the brand and Buganda Kingdom.

“We are proud to participate in this year's edition, just as we did in the previous Bika  tournament which embodies the spirit of community and togetherness. As a company that believes in uplifting the communities that we operate in, we remain committed to

supporting initiatives that empower our people, especially the youth,” he said.

“I extend my warmest congratulations to the winners of the first  match of the season,Butiko Clan. Your hard work and dedication

to the game of football and netball is truly commendable. This, at AirteI Uganda, is what we aim to accomplish, to give the youth a Reason to Imagine all the possibilities that they can achieve. I call upon everyone to make time and watch the BIKA games

and show support,” he added.

Commenting on the successful kickoff of the tournament, Buganda Katikkiro, Charles Peter Mayiga expressed his gratitude upon seeing the passion and enthusiasm of participants and fans.

“Every year, the participants, fans, and well-wishers of the kingdom turn up in large numbers to support this important event and everything it stands for. There is so much great talent that we discover through these initiatives who then go on to pursue their dreams in sports. And all this would not be possible without all of your support and from the kingdom’s partners such as Airtel Uganda who have walked with us through many of our initiatives such as the recently concluded Kabaka Birthday Run, The Masaza Cup, among many others,” he said.

The Airtel-Bika tournament is a grassroots sports initiative aimed at bringing clans together for cultural and socio-economic purposes and has been a symbol of fostering a spirit of unity and community in the kingdom and the country as a whole.

The 52 clans will play and go through eliminations up to round 16 where they’ll be clustered into four groups that will then qualify for the quarter-finals where 8 teams will make it to the semi- finals before the final game.

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