Acholi Province is Fufa Drum Champions Top story

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Acholi province netted five goals against 3 managed by Bukedi in the penalty shootout. Tito Okello, Alfred Onek, Richardson Asaba, Moses Okot and Oola scored for the home side while Disan Galiwango, Frank Kalanda and David “Colgate” Owori netted for Bukedi province.

Acholi Province is the champion of the 2019 FUFA drum tournament. Acholi province emerged champions after defeating Bukedi Province on penalty shootouts following a goal less draw in full time during the finals played at Akii Bua memorial Stadium in Lira town on Tuesday afternoon. 



Acholi province netted five goals against 3 managed by Bukedi in the penalty shootout. Tito Okello, Alfred Onek, Richardson Asaba, Moses Okot and Oola scored for the home side while Disan Galiwango, Frank Kalanda and David "Colgate" Owori netted for Bukedi province.



Acholi province bagged Shillings 32 million as the total prize money while Bukedi province bagged Shillings 15 million. Tito Okello from Acholi Province bagged the prize for top scorer with eight goals while Bronson Nsubuga from Lango Province was decorated most valuable player. 



Derrick Emukule from Bukedi Province was decorated best goalkeeper while Geoffrey Akena, the head coach of Acholi Province was awarded best coach.  Akena described their victory as perfect and exciting. Abbey Bogere Kikomeko, the head coach Bukedi province, said they did their best but there is always one winner. 


Rodgers Byamukama, the FUFA drum chairperson congratulated the 16 provinces that participated in the second edition of the tournament, saying the initiative aims at promoting unity, identifying talents and providing a platform to talented youths to showcase their skills. 


He congratulated Lango Province for hosting this year's quarter finals, semifinals and finals. The other provinces included Lango, Buganda, West Nile, Ankole, Tooro, Karamoja, Bugisu and Busoga among others. Buganda Province won the first edition of Fufa Drum tournament.

 

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Ronald Odongo
Ronald Odongo is the URN Bureau Chief Lira, Northern Uganda.A multimedia Journalist, Media trainer and investigative enthusiast. Lira,Apac,Dokolo,Oyam, Kwania, Otuke, Amolatar,and Alebtong districts fall under his docket. Odongo has been a URN staff member since 2012 though he had been a contributor since 2006.

Odongo started out as a bicycle reporter for Radio Unity in 2004. He was Radio Rhino FM's senior reporter, Luo news anchor and station producer between 2006 and 2011. Odongo started out as a freelance writer for Uganda Radio Network in 2006.

Odongo is particularly interested in reporting on community health, and education concerns. Good governance and human rights beats are dear to Odongo as a former Lord’s Resistance Army rebels captive 1996-1998.