Eagle Poa FUFA DRUM 2019
1st Semi-final, Saturday result
Acholi 1-0 Bugisu
Acholi Province stormed the 2019 FUFA DRUM tournament final after overcoming Bugisu in a closely contested semi-final clash at the Pece War Memorial Stadium, Gulu on Saturday.
Tito Okello’s 8th minute strike was the all important goal in a match watched by a reasobale passionate crowd. The Vipers Sports Club forward struck the ball from an acute angle beating Kataka FC goalkeeper Edward Kasibante in Bugisu’s goal to send the crowd ecstatic.
It necessitated collective display, coupled with solid defending and team work antics as Acholi defended the early lead. Hard working Acholi midfielder Hudu Mulikyi, who plies his club football trade at Uganda Revenue Authority (URA FC) was named man of the match, earning Shs 100,000 on the spot and a plaque handed over by Kilak South County Member of Parliament in Amuru District, Hon. Gilbert Olanya.
Hundreds of excited Acholi fans at the Pece War Memorial Stadium danced in celebration of storming the finals. Acholi takes on the winner of Sunday’s (yesterday) semi-final between Lango and Bukedi. Monday will be a rest day and the finals shall be held on Tuesday, 10th December 2019 in Lira.
The winner will pocket Shs32m in prize, trophy and gold medals. The runners up will take silver medals and Shs 15M. There will be other cash rewards to all the semi-finalists and quarter finalists as well as prizes to the outstanding players and fans.
This is the second edition of the FUFA Drum Tournament, proudly sponsored by Eagle Poa beer, a brand of Nile Breweries Limited. Other partners are; National Insurance Corporation (NIC) and Uganda Tourism Board (UTB).
The Fufa Drum tournament is played under the theme: “Celebrating our Ancestry” and it intends to rally patriotism, promote sports tourism and unearth raw talent across the country.