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Eastern are 2012 FUFA-MTN Cup Champions

Eastern Regional Chairman, Samuel Lwere coordinated his side well and the sweat earned him a title.

Eastern are the champions of the 2012 FUFA-MTN Inter Region competitions after dumping Western 3-1 in the finals played at Arua Hills Primary School in West Nile.

Determined Eastern Region took the lead in the 25th minute through Joseph Owino. Eleven minutes later the same player was on target to stretch the lead to 2-0 before Western pulled one back at the edge of the first half through Bashaya Hebert.

Paul Emenyo scored Eastern Region’s third goal in the 70th minute that threw their fans into wild jubilations. FUFA Chief Executive Officer Edgar Watson crowned the champions with a glittering trophy and a cash prize of UGX 4m. The tournament sponsors, MTN gave out a fully connected cellular phone and an umbrella to each of the 18 players and two officials of the winning region.

MTN Sponsorship coordinator M/s Rhona Namanya, the Communications Coordinator M/s Windi Angudeyo and the company Marketer Aggrey Kagonyera attended the closing ceremony. Western region walked off with UGX 2.5m.  MTN also donated an umbrella and a T-shirt to each of the 20 players and officials of the first runners-up.

Two goal- scorer Owino Joseph was voted the man of the match to earn himself a phone and an umbrella from the sponsors. The best Goal keeper of the tournament was Wekiya Samuel from the Eastern Region while the Fair play award went to the Western Region.

Earlier on, hosts West Nile edged defending champions Kampala region 1-0 to book the third place and a cash prize of UGX 1.5m. The losers took UGX 1m.

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