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The FUFA Drum 2022: Acholi rally from a goal down to edge Buganda

Quarter Final – First Leg

Acholi Province 2-1 Buganda

Acholi Province needed to stage a comeback to overcome Buganda as the two teams faced off in the first leg of the quarterfinals of this year’s FUFA Drum tournament.

A section of the fans that thronged Boma Ground, Kitgum.

Despite conceding in the opening stanza, The Elephants kept the resolve and produced a remarkable second half display to win 2-1.

Buganda’s Viane Sekajugo takes on Brian Mato of Acholi.

Two quick fire goals from Norman Ogik and Francis Onekalit in the 64th and 65th minute respectively handed hosts, Acholi Province, the first leg advantage in a Quarter Final match held at Boma Grounds, Kitgum on Sunday.

Achora Nancy Odonga, Woman MP Lamwo District celebrates Acholi’s win over Buganda.

The game was watched by several dignitaries including FUFA President, Hon. Magogo Moses Hassim.

A fan greets FUFA President, Hon. Magogo Moses Hassim as Minister Beatrice Atim Anywar looks on.

Frank Ssebufu scored the opener in the 23rd minute that gave Buganda Province the advantage in the first half.

However, Ogik and Onekalit came off the bench to hand victory to the reigning Champions thus sending the fans into wild celebrations at full time.

Former Aruu County Member of Parliament Odonga Otto (red jersey) cheering on Acholi Province.

Acholi Province’s Fred Agandu was named the Nile Special Man of the Match.

Buganda Province will host Acholi Province at Nakisunga Grounds, Mukono in the second leg of the tie on a date to be communicated.

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