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Bukedi shock hosts Lango to storm 2019 FUFA Drum finals

2019 FUFA DRUM Tournament (Powered by Eagle Poa)

  • Final: Tuesday, 10th December
  • Acholi Vs Bukedi

*At Akii Bua Stadium, Lira (Kick-off: 4 PM)

Semi-final 1: Acholi 1-0 Bugisu

Semi-final 2: Lango 0-1 Bukedi

The second semi-final of the Eagle Poa sponsored FUFA Drum tournament was successfully played at the Akii Bua Stadium in Lira on Sunday.

Bukedi surprised the hosts Lango 1-0 to storm the final that will be played on Tuesday, 10th December 2019 in Lira.

Forward Ibra Nsimbe, who plays at FUFA Big League club MYDA scored in the third minute of the game much to the agony of the home crowd.

Bukedi’s Benon Tahomera races to the ball with Lango’s Herbert Achai

For the second time in the knock out stages, Bukedi goalkeeper Derrick Emukule was named man of the match.

The Wakiso Giants goalkeeper was also man of the match in Bukedi’s 4-2 victory over Buganda in Gulu.

MP Jimmy Akena hands over the man of the match plaque and cash (Shs 100,000) to goalkeeper Derrick Emukule of Bukedi Province

We deserve to be in the finals. It has been because of  team work as we started from the group stages to this far. The players are ready to lift the title come Tuesday stated the Bukedi head coach Abbey Kikomeko Bogere.

Bukedi Head Coach Abbey Bogere Kikomeko
Lango XI

Bukedi will now face Acholi who overcame Bugisu 1-0 in the semi-finals played at Pece War Memorial Stadium, Gulu.

Tito Okello scored an 8th minute goal for the lone strike.

Chairperson of the local organizing committee for the FUFA Drum tournament, Rogers Byamukama has hailed the spirit of the teams, fans, media, Government, local leaders, sponsors and other partners.

A total of 32 goals were scored in 12 matches of the quarter finals played over 6 match days.

Bukedi players celebrate their lone strike against Lango

Prize Money & Accolades:

The winner of the final that will be played on Tuesday, 10th December 2019 will take home Shs 32M, gold medals and a glittering trophy.

The losing finalist will pocket Shs 15M and each of the losing quarter finalists taking Shs 5M.

The third and fourth in group provinces shall part with Shs 1.5M and Shs 1M respectively.

Fans section at Akii Bua Stadium in Lira

Individual prize monies:

The most valuable player of the tournament will bag Shs 1M, Top scorer (Shs 1M), best goalkeeper (1M) and Shs 1M for each player on the tournament best XI.

The theme of the tournament is “Celebrating Our Ancestry”.

The sponsors Eagle Poa beer joined Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) and National Insurance Corporation (NIC).

Buganda is the reigning champion.

All Knock Out Results:


  • 1st Match: Acholi 1-0 Bugisu (Pece War Memorial Stadium, Gulu)
  • 2nd Match: Lango 0-1 Bukedi

Quarter finals:

Match Day 1:

  • Busoga 1-1 West Nile
  • Bugisu 0-1 Lango

Match Day 2:

  • Bukedi 2-1 Tooro
  • Acholi 1-0 Buganda

Match Day 3:

  • Bugisu 1-0 West Nile
  • Lango 2-0 Busoga

Match Day 4:

  • Buganda 2-4 Bukedi
  • Tooro 1-1 Acholi

Match Day 5:

  • Busoga 3-4 Bugisu
  • Lango 1-3 West Nile

Match Day 6:

  • Acholi 1-1 Bukedi
  • Buganda 1-0 Tooro