FUFA Drum Final 2019
Acholi 0(5)-0(3) Bukedi
Akii Bua Stadium, Lira
Acholi are the 2019 Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) Drum champions!
They achieved the feat on Tuesday following a 5-3 penalty victory over Bukedi in the final played at the Akii Bua Stadium in Lira.
After a goalless draw in 90 minutes, Acholi were clinical from the spot as they converted all their five penalties while Bukedi missed once.
Tito Okello, Alfred Onek, Richardson Asaba, Moses Okot and skipper Denis Okot all converted their penalties for Acholi.
Disan Galiwango, Frank Kalanda and David 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 UGX 100,000 and a plaque.
Acholi took home UGX 32M as the total prize money. Bukedi on the other hand took UGX 15M.
Acholi now become the second winners of the competition after Buganda who were victorious in the inaugural edition in 2018.
How both teams lined up for the final
Derrick Ochan (G), Denis Okot Oola, Silvester Okello, Walter Ochora, Ronald Owing Ogenga, Felix Okot, Moses Okot (55’ Alfred Onek), Fred Agandu (Richardson Asaba), Hudu Mulikyi (85’ Norman Ojik), Isaac Otto, Tito Okello
Emmanuel Rubangakene (G.K), Stephen Junior Akena, Francis Onekalit, Andrew Kidega, Derrick Ocen, James Otim
Derrick Emukule (G.K), Joseph Othieno, Yeseri Waibi, Benon Tahomera, Edward Kabona, Ibrahim Pengere, Paul Dumba, David Owori, Ibra Nsimbe (80’Frank Kalanda), Fredson Gwoto (85’ Stephen Okello), Iddi Babu (40’ Disan Galiwango)
Patrick Wafula (G.K), Cosia Waiswa, Isaac Kisujju, Andrew Kiwanuka
-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.
-Acholi’s Geoffrey Akena was named best coach.
The 2019 FUFA Drum Best XI
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 Gwot (Bukedi), Tito Okello (Acholi), Ibra Nsimbe (Bukedi) and Felix Okot (Acholi).