Kabaka Mutebi graces Bika opener as Engo stun Embwa
Hundreds of Buganda Kingdom subjects flanked the Kasana Luweero playgrounds as His Majesty the King Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II graced the official opening ceremony for the inter-clans 2022 Bika sports (Emipiira gy’Ebika).
In football, Engo (Leopard) overcame Embwa (Dog) 4-2 during a six goal affair at the Kasana (Kosovo) playgrounds in Luweero, Bulemeezi county.
Frank Ssenabulya notched a brace as Derrick Ssekiranda and Micheal Jonah Lubowa.
Kenneth Bagenda replied for Embwa with a well taken brace during the game officiated by omulongo Alex Wasswa Alex.
Engo took the lead before Embwa made it 1-all. Engo restored their lead and Embwa gallantly fought on to make amends 2-2 at the half time break.
In the final half, Engo scored two late goals to bury off the match and earn maximum points on the day.
Referee Wasswa was assisted by Mustapha Mafumu (first assistant) and Richard Mugerwa (second assistant).
In the netball opening match, Embwa revenged with a 26-25 spirited victory for Engo.
The different clan chiefs and Masaza heads, Buganda Kingdom ministers and other officials were among the high profile officials joined the other people.
Both Engo and Embwa have never won this championship since inception in 1950.
This championship is only played by Baganda tribe players.
Mmamba Gabunga is the record champion with 10 titles to their name.
BIKA FOOTBALL PAST WINNERS:
1953: Not Held
1957: Nyonyi Nyange
1959: Mmamba Gabunga
1961: Bbalangira and Kkobe
1963: Not Held
1964: Mmamba Gabunga
1965: Mmamba Gabunga
1987: Ngabi Nsamba
1989: Mmamba Gabunga
1994: Mmamba Gabunga
2003: Mmamba Gabunga
2007: Ngabi Nsamba
2011: Mmamba Gabunga
2013: Ngabi Nsamba
2014: Mmamba Gabunga
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