Acholi Province are the champions of the 2019 FUFA Drum Tournament. The land mark feat was achieved on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the new Akii Bua Stadium in Lira before hundreds of fans.
Acholi won the game 5-3 in the post match penalty shoot out following a goal-less draw in normal time.
Tito Okello, Alfred Onek, Richardson Asaba, Moses Okot and skipper Oola all scored the kicks from the penalty spot for Acholi.
Disan Galiwango, Frank Kalanda and David “Colgate” Owori netted for Bukedi but Aaron Okoth was denied by Acholi goalkeeper Derrick Ochan.
Tito Okello was named the man of the match, taking home Shs 100,000 and a plaque.
Acholi took home Shs 32M as the total prize money. Bukedi took Shs 15M.
Lango’s Bronson Nsubuga was named the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament.
Tito Okello of Acholi finished with 8 goals to take the top scorers’ accolade.
Bukedi’s goalkeeper Derrick Emukule was named best goalkeeper of the tournament that kicked off on 30th March 2019.
FUFA DRUM Best XI:
The FUFA DRUM best eleven had goalkeeper Derrick Emukule (G.K, Bukedi), Denis Okota Oola (Bukedi), Rashid Okocha (West Nile), Benjamin Nyakoojo (Tooro), Slyvester Okello (Acholi), Hudu Mulikyi (Acholi), Bronson Nsubuga (Lango), Fredson Gwoto (Bukedi), Tito Okello (Acholi), Ibra Nsimbe (Bukedi) and Felix Okot (Acholi).
The best coach was Geofrey Akena of champions Acholi Province.
Ag. FUFA President Justus Mugisha, flanked by other FUFA officials handed over the medals, prizes and trophies to the outstanding players and officials.
The theme of the tournament “Celebrating our Ancestry”.