Busoga Province has won the opening match of the 2018 FUFA Drum tournament.
Busoga edged Bugisu 3-0 during the official opening match of the tournament at the Kyabazinga Stadium in Bugembe, Jinja on Saturday.
Hamis Tibita gave the home side the lead on 12 minutes as they led 1-0 by the half time break.
The BUL and Uganda U-20 forward tapped home a low cross from a lively Police and Uganda Cranes left winger Aggrey Madoi.
Two second half substitutes Richard Wandyaka and Joel Madondo combined to score the other two goals in the 64th and 77th minutes respectively.
Uganda Cranes defender Isaac Isinde captained the Busoga Province team.
Joel Madondo was named man of the match.
The well attended match was also watched by the Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon. Rebecca Kagada, the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo with the Vice President Justus Mugisha as well as the third Vice President Owek. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, FUFA CEO Edgar Watson, Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre, Buganda Kingdom Prime minister Richard Muvawala, National Council of Sports’ Dr. Patrick Benard Ogwel, FUFA Executive Committee members and staff as well multitudes of spectators.
After the match, the Speaker of Parliament appreciated the tournament and thanked the federation for the initiative.
She later handled over the man of the match Madondo with a cash envelope as a sign of appreciation for his effort and contribution in the game.
There will be seven games to be played across the country. Teso hosts Sebei at the Kongunga ground in Bukedea, Lango plays Acholi in the much awaited derby duel at the Lango Sports ground in Lira and Buganda will entertain Kigezi at the Masaka Recreational stadium.
Meanwhile, Bukedi will take on Kampala at the Budaka Saza ground in Budaka, Bunyoro shall entertain Rwenzori at the Boma play ground in Hoima.
West Nile kicks off the tourney away from home against Karamoja at the Booma play ground in Moroto.
Ankole shall face Tooro at the Kakyeeka stadium in Mbarara.
Uganda Cranes defender Isaac Isinde was captain of Busoga Province. In the photo, he greets the Busoga Prime minister Dr. Joseph Muvawala
The theme of this tournament is ‘Celebrating Our Ancestry’.
Team Line Ups:
Muhammed Didi (G.K), Jimmy Kuluba, Allan Munaba, Livingstone Mulondo, Isaac Isinde (Captain), Jerome Kirya, David Bagoole, Dan Shabena, Patrick Crespo Asiku, Amis Tibita, Aggrey Madoi
Mathias Muwanga (G.K), Wilson Makuro, Joel Madondo, Mark Bamukyaye, Richard Wandyaka, George Kasonko, Anthony Mayanja, Yeseri Waibi, Braize Nkolo
Head coach: Charles Ayiekho Lukula
James Alitho (G.K – Captain), Robert Edmond Otim, Tiff Kahandi, Hassan Wandega, Jackson Okello, Musa Malunda, Ibrahim Massa, Milton Karisa, Akram Munyolo, Sula Wambede, Abdul Rahman Ajab
Ibrahim Bashir (GK), Peter Lomolo, Erasmus Okadapay, Robery Kabole, Derick Dangohur, Aziz Nambobi, Phillip Wamukota, Constantino Nalumoso, Malvin Wasswa
Head coach: Godfrey ‘Toldo’ Awach
The match referees who handled the opening game of the FUFA Drum.
Center Referee: Robert Donney
Assistant Referee 1: Diana Murungi
Assistant Referee 2: David Kachope
Fourth Official: Junior Kasenge
Match Commissioner: Rogers Byamukama
Referees’ Assessor: Ali Tomusange
Sunday, 25th February 2018
Teso vs Sebei at Kongunga Ground in Bukedea
Lango vs Acholi- Lango Sports Ground in Lira
Buganda vs Kigezi- Nyendo in Masaka
Bukedi vs Kampala-Budaka Saza Ground in Budaka
Bunyoro vs Rwenzori-Hoima Ground in Hoima
Karamoja vs West Nile-Moroto Booma Ground in Moroto
Ankole vs Tooro-Kakyeka Stadium, in Mbarara