Lango Province and Acholi Province got off winning starts as the 2023 FUFA Drum group stages got underway on Saturday.
At Rukungiri stadium, hosts Kigezi succumbed to a 0-1 loss to last edition’s finalists Lango in the first encounter of Group B. Norman Odipio’s 9th minute strike gifted Lango the vital victory on the road to go top of the group.
Odipio went on to scoop the Man of the match accolade after the tie.
At Boma grounds in Kitgum, son of the land Tito Okello’s 19th minute strike is all that Acholi needed to tame a resilient Teso Province side to go top of Group A that also has Ankole Province.
Tito Okello was named Man of the match and took home an accolade and UGX 100,000/=.
Action continues on Sunday with two games on the card that will see Bugisu Province entertain Busoga Province in the Eastern Derby at Mbale stadium while Inaugural winners Buganda welcomes Bunyoro Province at Kavumba Recreation center.
This Edition’s tournament is proudly Sponsored by MTN, Nile Special and Rock Boom.