The FUFA Drum 2022 match day 1 results
Bukedi 1-1 Kampala
Lango 0-0 Ankole
Bugisu 3-0 Sebei
Busoga 1-2 Teso
The FUFA Drum tournament played across 16 provinces of the country returned bigger and better after a two-year absence due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
The long wait was treated to thrilling display with Bukedi hosting Kampala at Butaleja district headquarters on Saturday in the opening game that was later followed by other three games televised live on FUFA TV.
Below is a look at the players that were outstanding in the four games to take home the Man Of The Match Award, an honour that comes with a plaque and cash prize of USH 100,000 courtesy of Nile Special and FUFA.
Bukedi vs Kampala (Butaleja Ground).
Kampala came from a goal down to earn a vital point in the round of 16 first leg. Mathew Odongo broke the deadlock for the hosts in the 40th minute capitalising on a Fred Gwoto cross before silky youthful forward Travis Mutyaba leveled matters with 14 minutes to play.
Mutyaba went ahead to be named Man of the match.
Both teams will face off again in the return leg on 13th August at Wankulukuku stadium to determine who goes through to the quarter finals.
Lango vs Ankole (Akiibua stadium)
In a fully packed Akiibua stadium, the hosts under Uganda Cranes legend David Obua played out to a goaless draw against Bainomugisha Viali’s Ankole.
Both sides had clear chances to score but couldn’t. URA FC pacy winger Joachim Ojera had his goal ruled out in the dieing minutes of the match before he was named man of the match.
The two sides will square off against in three weeks at Kagongo grounds in Ibanda.
Bugisu vs Sebei (Mbale stadium)
As expected, the hosts made a light work of their neighbors in the first leg to gain advantage. Unlike the previous two editions, Sebei looked a much changed side as they played some interesting and eye catching football on the afternoon. They fell 3-0 thanks to KCCA FC midfielder Arafat Usama brace both from free kicks and substitute Steven Makumba strikes.
Usama went on the be named man of the match.
Sebei will host the return leg on Sunday 21st August at Sebei College, Kapchorwa.
Busoga 1-2 Teso (Ssaza ground, Iganga)
Teso defied odds to stern Busoga in front of their own backyard to garner maximum points on the road in a closely contested tie.
Ben Ocen drew first blood in the 10th minute silence the home crowd.
Jerome Kirya leveled matters for the hosts in the 66th before Arua Hill SC Ivan Eyam won it for Teso in the 80th to get the first leg advantage.
Ocen went on to win the man of the match accolade.
They will get back into action on 20th August at the Emokori grounds in Bukedea district to determine who storms the quarter finals.