FUFA Drum (Match Day 4):
Sunday 15th April, 2018 Results:
- Ankole 3-1 Karamoja
- Tooro 0-1 West Nile
- Bunyoro 1-1 Bukedi
There were four key positives picked from Ankole’s 3-1 home victory over visiting Karamoja at the green lushly Kyamate play ground in Ntungamo district, Western Uganda during the FUFA Drum group D match on Sunday.
First things first, Ankole exhibited typical fighting spirit, recovering from a goal down to win the match.
The crowd for the team teams was supportive and passionate at all times, the ground surface of Kyamate scored immensely with its green and well leveled surface as well as the great brand of crispy passing and pressing football exhibited by the two sides.
Jam Football Club forward Kodet Ferrer put the visiting team in the lead after 25 minutes, ironically against the run of play.
Kodet stamped the ball home with an incredible follow up after a harm-less shot by Islam FC’ Majid Ayob was not well dealt with by Mbarara City goalkeeper Muhammed Ssekeba.
Ankole recovered from the shock and restored parity through Mbarara City’s Clinton Kamugisha on 30 minutes.
Kamugisha’s half volley was good enough to beat Karamoja goalkeeper Rajab Kajoba in the goal posts.
Soana pacy winger Siraje Turyamureeba put Ankole in the lead for the first time of the game through a well roofed penalty on 53 minutes.
The penalty was awarded by referee Rashid Kimera after Kotido Vipers’ Bernard Ochien illegally felled down the exciting Nyamitybora left winger Joseph Akwandwanaho in the forbidden area.
Rushere Football club play maker Muhammed “Meddie” Matovu wrapped up the scoring business in the 86th minute connecting home off a good cross from the left by second half substitute Sadat Nsubuga.
Matovu earned the man of the award (plaque and cash worth 100,000/=), handed over by South Ankole Bishop, Nathan Ahimbisibwe.
This was Ankole’s second win that takes them to 6 points, two shy of the leaders, West Nile.
Meanwhile, West Nile overcame Tooro at the fully packed Buhinga sports ground in Fort Portal.
Express forward Alfred Leku (on loan from Vipers) scored the all important goal for the visiting West Nile team.
Tooro’s Timothy Musinguzi was named man of the match.
Meanwhile, Bukedi and Bunyoro shared the spoils one all at the Kiryandongo play ground.
The FUFA Drum tournament will take a long break before returning with match day five and six matches to complete the group stage games.
Team Line Ups:
Muhammed Ssekeba (G.K), Simon Ssentumbwe, Junior Ainemani, Mathias Ssembatya, Sam Kansiime, Hillary Mukundane, Joseph Akwandanaho, Muhammed Matovu, Farouk Nsereko, Siraji Turyamuhebwa, Clinton Kamugisha
James Turyasingura (G.K), Alishe Kihogo, Swaliki Segujja, Sadat Nsubuga, Joram Musimenta
Head coach: Hassan Tembo
Rajab Kajoba (G.K), Thomas Eriaku, Emmanuel Iriama, Ali Obonyo, Raphael Komakech (Captain), Kusain Sodo, Ferrer Kodet, Edison Arinaitwe, Ivan Pulkol Korobe, Majid Ayob, Bernard Ochien
Masolo Gonyi, Eric Obura, Gabriel Mungan, Samuel Osire, Mugisha Kalodo, Justine Lokut, Medi Sky
Head coach: Moses Okiror
- Center Referee: Rashid Kimera
- Assistant Referee 1: Micheal Okwi
- Assistant Referee 2: Julius Kasibante
- Fourth Official: David Odoi
- Referees’ Assessor: Faisal Nsubuga
- Match Commissioner: Brian Musindi
Saturday 14th April, 2018 Results:
- Busoga 0-0 Teso
- Bugisu 8-0 Sebei
- Buganda 1-3 Lango
- Kigezi 0-1 Acholi
- Rwenzori 1-3 Kampala