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FUFA Drum 2022: Lango, Ankole settle for barren stalemate in Lira

The FUFA Drum
Matchday One
Saturday, 29th July 2022
Lango 0-0 Ankole

The encounter between Lango and Ankole produced no winner as the two provinces settled for a goalless draw.

In the game played on Saturday at Akii-Bua Stadium on the outskirts of Lira City, both teams opted for a cagey approach.

The game was watched by a mammoth crowd that did not move even when the heavens opened midway the second half.

Lira G-Boys arriving at Akii-Bua Stadium.

Uganda Cranes legend David Obua was in the dug out for the home side while Ankole had Vialli Bainomugisha who was returning to a familiar territory having led Blacks Power to Uganda Premier League promotion on the same ground.

David Obua, head coach Lango Province.

Obua in his post-match remarks indicated there is room for improvement ahead of the return leg.

“The game was cagey but we were the better side. We created scoring opportunities and did not allow them any shot on target. I believe we van build on that and improve ahead of the return leg.” He said.

Joackim Ojera of Lango was named man of the match.

His counterpart Bainomugisha was delighted for picking a point on the road and has the belief his charges will win the next fixture.

“To come here and get a point is satisfying. This feels like a win and we want to build on this going into the return leg.”

Ankole will host Lango three weeks from now at Kagongo Ground in Ibanda district with the winner on aggregate advancing to the group stage.

In the other game played on Saturday, Kampala rallied from a goal down to earn a point against Bukedi.

Matthew Odongo had given Bukedi the lead in the first half but Kampala under the stewardship of coach Fred Kajjoba got the equalizer through Travis Mutyaba.

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