CNOOC Uganda Limited, an oil and gas company, on Friday November 30th 2018 launched the 2018 Bunyoro Amasaza Cup. This marks seven years of the oil company’s support towards the tournament which attracts various counties in Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom.
The month-long tournament which commenced on Friday will attract seven districts in the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom including Kiryandongo, Bulliisa, Hoima, Masindi and Kibaale, Hoima and Kikuube.
The opening match was graced by His Royal Majesty the King of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom; Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru in Bullisa district.
“CNOOC Uganda is honored to be part of the Amasaza Cup for the seventh year. As we carry out our core activities in the Bunyoro region, it is important for us to give back to the residents in the area as a sign of appreciation for their support to our Company and employees,” Said Aminah Bukenya the Senior Public Relations Supervisor.
“When we began operations in Bunyoro, we made a conscious commitment to be part of all-round growth in our area of operation. And over the years, we have seen this commitment come to life through various local programs.” Said, Mr. Cui Yujun, CNOOC Vice President in charge of engineering.
“Sponsoring the Bunyoro Amasaza Cup for the seventh year is a demonstration of CNOOC Uganda’s dedication to the growth of sport in this region. Last year, the tournament was played across all sub counties in Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom and attracted 74 teams. This year, we hope for even greater participation and competitiveness among the counties.”
“On behalf of the people of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, I would like to thank the management of CNOOC Uganda for their continued contributions to this region. The Amasaza Cup tournament has continued to promote unity among the Banyoro and this has, in turn, further strengthened our kingdom cultures,” commented His Royal Majesty the King of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom; Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru.
“We are happy with CNOOC’s support which has boosted talent and sports in Bunyoro Kingdom. We always look forward to the CNOOC Amasaza Cup tournament.” said Tumusiime Vincent, a player from Buyaga East, Kagadi District.
Hoima Municipality edged Kigorobya 1- 0 in the opening match that was held at Sir Tito Winyi.