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FUFA Drum returns after two years



The FUFA Drum will return after two years of the Covid-19 turmoil. The tournament was not held in 2020 and 2021 due to the outbreak of the Covid-19.

The third edition was launched on Wednesday 29th June at the FUFA house in Mengo at the event that was graced by the FUFA President Moses Magogo.

FUFA President Moses Magogo

The FUFA Drum is an opportunity for us to be able go back home. It is an opportunity where our identity is advertised. During the previous editions we discovered many of our stars by going to play for their regions.” The FUFA Drum is about celebrating our ancestry and this is the moment for people where we come from are able to celebrate athletes that are coming from particular areas.”

“So we expect the third edition to be more competitive.” Said Magogo

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FUFA EXCOM member and Drum organising committee Chairman Rogers Byamukama revealed that the tournament couldn’t be held the previous two years without fans since it’s their passion

The FUFA Drum is a passion of the fans and so we couldn’t have it without fans. I thank FUFA for making sure that this tournament returns. I urge the fans across the country to get ready to kick off the Drum.”
Stated Byamukama

This year the competition will be played on a knockout basis home and away format unlike the previous editions that saw teams grouped into four groups.

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After the four semifinalists with be pulled in one Central venue and play a round robin and then the top teams will play in the final to determine the winner of FUFA Drum 3rd edition. The third edition will kick off on 30th July with the final scheduled for December.

For starters, the first edition was held in 2018 and was won by Buganda region following their 2-1 aggregate victory over West Nile in a two legged final.

Acholi won the 2019 edition beating Bukedi 5-3 on penalties after a goalless stalemate in normal time at the Akii Bua Memorial Stadium in Lira town.

Acholi players celebrate their triumph in 2019

The draw saw inaugural winners Buganda drawn against Kigezi whereas reigning champions Acholi lock horns with Bunyoro.

2019 runners up Bukedi will play Kampala Province while West Nile will battle Karamoja.

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The full result of the draw

Busoga vs Teso
Bukedi  vs Kampala
Lango  vs Ankole
Bugisu vs Sebei
Bunyoro  vs Acholi
Westnile  vs Karamoja
Kigezi vs Buganda
Tooro vs Rwenzori

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