FUFA Drum Tournament (Official Opening Match):
- Busoga 3-0 Bugisu
The long awaited FUFA Inter-Provinces tournament got underway at the Kyabazinga Stadium in Bugembe, off the out skirts of Jinja town on Saturday.
Busoga Province optimally put the home advantage factor at play with a convincing 3-0 victory against visiting Bugisu.
BUL Football Club and Uganda U-20 forward Hamis Tibita, teammate Richard Wandyaka and Kirinya-Jinja S.S’ Joel Madondo got the goals on the sunny afternoon.
Tibita was well positioned to tap home the opening goal past Vipers’ goalkeeper James Alitho on the 12th minute mark.
Police left back Aggrey Madoi delivered the teasing low ball from the left wing that Tibita utilized.
Second half substitute Richard Wandyaka got the second in the 64th minute with another Madoi assist before fellow another substitute, Joel Madondo capped the icing in the 77th minute.
Uganda Cranes defender Isaac Isinde captained the Busoga Province team.
Another Uganda Cranes player, Milton Karisa featured for the Bugisu team.
Joel Madondo was named man of the match and was awarded Shs. 100,000 by the Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon. Rebecca Kagada, who was among the high profile guests who graced the match.
Other guests were Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre and the Buganda Kingdom Prime minister Dr. Richard Muvawala, among others.
Seven matches will be played on Sunday.
This tourney is held under theme ‘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
- 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
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