Acholi Province grabs a marvelous comeback against Buganda Province in  FUFA Drum quarter-final first leg

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By Morris Rawal 

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2022 FUFA Drum quarterfinal first leg

 Acholi 2-1 Buganda

Acholi Province overcame a goal deficit to overcome Buganda Province at a jam-packed Boma Grounds, Kitgum on Sunday for the 2022 FUFA Drum quarterfinal first leg.

Buganda announced their presence in the early minutes through Frank Ssebufu thanks to a Vianey Ssekajugo timely assist following a breach in the hosts’ defense.

Dickson Kigongo and Dan Birikwalira provided the necessary defense for Buganda to end the first stanza with the lead. 

The reigning champs came out strong in the second half, pressing hard for an equalizer but failing to penetrate the tenacious Buganda defense.

After coming off the bench, Norman Ogik scored the equalizer for the home team in the 64th minute, and Francis Onekalit added the other goal one minute later to excite the fans.

Following his brilliant performance, Fred Agandu of Acholi was awarded man of the match and received 100,000 shillings from Nile Special and FUFA

Team Lineups

Acholi

Derrick Ochan (GK), Denis Okot, Rogers Atube, Denis Ojara, Owiny Ronald, Felix Okot, James Otim, Hudu Mulyiki, Isaac Otto, Aganda Fred, Dickens Kilama

Substitutes: Samuel Mwaka (GK), Derrick Ocen, Brian Mato, Brian Odong, Alfred Onek, Francis Onekalit, Norman Ogik

Buganda

Hannington Ssebwalunyo (GK), Dickson Kigongo, Dan Birikwalira, Latif Kiyemba, Aggrey Kiirya, Rahmat Kagimu, Brian Majwega, Muhammad Senoga, Frank Ssebufu, Shafik Kagimu, Vianne Sekajugo

Substitutes: Martin Ssenkooto (GK), Paul Ssekulima, Ezra Kaye, Ssaka Yusuf, Sula Mpanga, Hussein Zzinda

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