FUFA Drum 2019 (Powered by Eagle Poa):
2nd Semi-final (Sunday, 8th December):
- Lango Vs Bukedi – Akii Bua Stadium, Lira (4 PM)
- Acholi 1-0 Bugisu
* Goal scorer: Tito Okello
*Man of the Match: Hudu Mulikyi (Acholi)
The second semi-final of the 2019 FUFA Drum Tournament will be played on Sunday, 8th December at the new Akii Bua Stadium in Lira.
Hosts Lango will square off with Bukedi as the two sides battle for a final berth to determine who will face Acholi in Tuesday’s grand finale.
Lango is a wounded lion having lost in the immediate past game of the new format for the quarter finals (3-1 to West Nile) as Bukedi drew 1 all against Acholi during their last game at Pece War Memorial Stadium, Gulu.
The duel is anticipated to be a crunch encounter since at stake as the respective provinces haggle to qualify for the final.
Lango will look towards the magic of midfielder Bronson Nsubuga, voted twice name of the match (against Busoga and Bugisu), Emmanuel Odur, Emmanuel Obua, Musa Ramathan, Pate Wanok and goalkeeper Franco Oringa for inspiration.
On the other hand, the all conquering Bukedi are spolit for choice between their on-colour goalkeepers Derrick Emukule and Patrick Wafula, captain Fredson Gwoto, Cosia Waiswa, Ibra Nsimbe, Iddi Babu, Isaac Kisujju and company.
As the home team, Lango will still bank on the 12th man in the stands to rally behind them for entire duration of the game.
Accolades and Prize monies:
The final shall be played on Tuesday, 10th December 2019 with the winner smiling to the bank with Shs 32M, gold medals and a glittering trophy.
The losing finalist will pocket Shs 15M with each of the losing quarter finalists taking Shs 5M each.
The third and fourth in group provinces shall part with Shs 1.5M and Shs 1M respectively.
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.
This is the second edition of the championship whose theme is “Celebrating Our Ancestry”, proudly sponsored by Eagle Poa beer, Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) and National Insurance Corporation (NIC).