On May 4, 2017, the Katikkiro of Buganda, Mr. Charles Peter Mayiga, launched the 2017 edition of Masaza Football Tournament at Bulange Mengo. The Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Mutebi II, is expected to grace the opening game between Buddu and Mawogola counties on May 13, 2017 at Masaka Recreational ground in Buddu County.
While launching the tournament, Mr. Mayiga emphasised the importance of sports in promoting good health, unity and talent among young people. He therefore called upon Buganda county chiefs to work closely with the Masaza Football Tournament committee, to ensure that the objectives are fully achieved.
Each participating team received 5 balls and two sets of jerseys for home and away matches respectively. The sponsors of Masaza Football Tournament include Airtel Telecom, Centenary Bank and CBS FM radio.
The ceremony was attended by Buganda ministers, Lukiiko members, Masaza chiefs, and representatives of the sponsoring companies. Buddu County are the current champions.