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FUFA Drum Semifinal draws conducted, Tooro to face Lango, West Nile pitted against Acholi

The FUFA Drum 2022

Semifinal Draws

  • Tooro vs Lango
  • West Nile vs Acholi

The draws for the semifinals of the 2022 FUFA Drum tournament were held on Wednesday Morning at FUFA Complex with the remaining four provinces learning their opponents at the penultimate stage.

The function was superintended over by FUFA Drum Organizing Committee Chairman, Rogers Byamukama and FUFA Competitions Director, Aisha Nalule.

FUFA Drum Organizing Chairman, Rogers Byamukama (Left) and FUFA Competitions Director Aisha Nalule

In the draws held, Tooro Province has been pitted against Lango while defending Champions Acholi will face West Nile.

FUFA Drum Organizing Chairman Rogers Byamukama displays Tooro Province during the semifinal draws.
Lango Province will face Tooro at the semifinal stage.
Kyaaka Central Member of Parliament, Tom Bright Amooti picks West Nile in the Semifinal draw.
Reigning Champions Acholi was pitted against West Nile.

Byamukama lauded the Provinces for the journey moved so far, indicating the third edition has moved on smoothly since the start.

“I want to thank all the 16 Provinces that were part of this tournament from the start. As we get closer to the end, we believe this Championship has continued to grow in leaps and bounds. The return of the FUFA Drum after a two-year halt has been treated to great reception, there has been passion, excitement and I believe the remaining games will offer more.” Said Byamukama.

FUFA Drum Organizing Committee Chairman Rogers Byamukama.

He also cautioned fans against stadium violence, stating FUFA will not hesitate to take action against those promoting the vice.

“We experienced some cases of violence after the game between Buganda and Acholi in Luweero but we want to caution fans against this vice. FUFA condemns such actions and we will take action against anyone who promotes violence.” He added.

The Road Map to the Final

The Semifinals will be played on a home and away basis with the winner on aggregate advancing to the final.

Tooro Province will host Lango on 20th November in the first leg before the two teams face off in the return leg on 18th December at Akii-Bua Stadium, Lira City.

The other semifinal fixture, 2018 finalists West Nile will host the first leg against reigning Champions Acholi on 13th November with the return leg slated for 10th December.

The final this time will be played on a home and away basis, just like it was the case in the inaugural edition of 2018. The dates for the final have been tentatively set on 7th and 14th January 2023.

What the representatives had to say

Tooro and West Nile Provinces had representatives at the draw function and they had this to say;

Fred Ade – FUFA Delegate and Vice Chairman West Nile

FUFA Delegate Fred Ade represented West Nile at the semifinal draw event.

“We are prepared to face any team that comes our way. The fact that we are starting at home, I believe we can wrap up this contest against Acholi at home before travelling to Gulu.”

Hon. Tom Bright Amooti – Member of Parliament Kyaaka Central and Tooro Province Chairperson

Tom Bright Amooti- Chairperson Tooro Province.

“It is our first time to reach this level and we thankful for everyone that has been behind this great journey. We are now representing the whole Western Region and we call on our brothers from Rwenzori and Ankole to rally behind us. I believe we have what it takes to overcome Lango and progress to the final.”

Hon. Tom Bright Amooti, MP for Kyaaka Central being interviewed on FUFA Tv.
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