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The FUFA Drum: West Nile take advantage in the semifinal contest against Acholi

The FUFA Drum 2022

Semifinal One| First Leg

West Nile 1-0 Acholi

West Nile have an upper hand in the semi-final contest against Acholi after the former secured a 1-0 win at home on Sunday.

In the game played at Greenlight Stadium, Arua City, West Nile took advantage thanks to Ezra Bida’s second half strike.

Ezra Bids poses with the man of the match accolade.

Prior to the start to the game, the buzz around Arua City was in full gear with fans from either side showing support to their respective Provinces.

A section of Members of Parliament from Acholi watching the game.

As early as 10am, Acholi fans had flocked the streets singing praise of their players and celebrating their ancestry which is the theme of the FUFA Drum tournament.

Some of the merchandise sold outside the stadium.

The game itself was closely contested and it took substitute Bida’s magic in the 52nd minute to guide the White Rhinos to victory.

The two teams will face in the return leg on 10th December at Pece War Memorial Stadium in Gulu City.

The winner on aggregate between West Nile and Acholi will face either Lango or Tooro who face off in the other semifinal. The two face off in the first leg this weekend in the first leg.

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