lango players (yellow) taking on Bukedi in fufa drum semifinal

Bukedi will lock horns with Acholi province in the 2019 FUFA Drum final on Tuesday 10 December at the Akii Bua Stadium in Lira.

Bukedi surprised the hosts Lango 1-0 to storm the final that will be played on Tuesday, 10th December 2019 in Lira.

Forward Ibra Nsimbe, who plays at FUFA Big League club MYDA scored in the third minute of the game much to the agony of the home crowd.

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For the second time in the knock out stages, Bukedi goalkeeper Derrick Emukule was named man of the match.

The Wakiso Giants goalkeeper was also man of the match in Bukedi’s 4-2 victory over Buganda in Gulu.

Acholi overcame Bugisu 1-0 in the first semi-final that was played at Pece War Memorial Stadium, Gulu. Tito Okello scored an 8th minute goal for the lone strike.

A total of 32 goals were scored in 12 matches of the quarter finals played over 6 match days.

The winner of the final will take home Shs 32M, gold medals and a glittering trophy.

The losing finalist will pocket Shs 15M and each of the losing quarter finalists taking Shs 5M.

The third and fourth in group provinces shall part with Shs 1.5M and Shs 1M respectively.

The most valuable player of the tournament will bag Shs 1M, Top scorer (Shs 1M), best goalkeeper (1M) and Shs 1M for each player on the tournament best XI.

The theme of the tournament is “Celebrating Our Ancestry”. The sponsors Eagle Poa beer joined Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) and National Insurance Corporation (NIC).

Buganda are the reigning champions having won the first edition.

2019 FUFA Drum final

Tuesday, 10th December

Acholi Vs Bukedi

Akii Bua Stadium, Lira (4pm)