By Thomas Odongo
Buganda Province Football team are Shs32 Million richer after winning the first edition of the FUFA Drum tournament during the second leg of the finals against West Nile Province on Saturday at the Green Light Stadium in Arua.
In the same manner, runners up West Nile bagged Shs15 Million.
The idea behind the FUFA Drum tournament is to promote ancestry through football with the tournament is now set to be played annually.
Buganda edged West Nile 2-1 on aggregate in the two legged final. Buganda had a 1-0 advantage off the first leg played at the Bishops S.S play ground in Mukono heading into the return leg on Saturday and the Central region charges put up a resilient performance to emerge victors.
Onduparaka winger Viane Ssekajugo who was playing at his club turf was the hero in both legs for Bugada, netting two crucial goals in the two fixtures.
Playing at home during the return leg, West Nile were highly supported by their faithful but the boys on the pitch did not replicate the fans hype.
BUL FC forward Villa Oromchan was pivotal for West Nile but had most of his chances go wide albeit one strike hitting the back of the net.
West Nile was affected by injuries with Geriga Atendere limping off while Rashid Toha too walked off after sustaining an ankle injury.
After his heroics, Buganda’s Ssekajugo was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
Winners – Buganda (32M)
Runners up – West Nile (15M)
Semifinalists – (5M) each
Quarterfinalists – (3M)
3rd Place teams in group (1.5M)
4th placed teams in group (1M)
Most Valuable Player – Viane Ssekajugo (Buganda)- 1M
Top Scorer James Alitho 8 goals (Bugisu) – 1M
Best XI – IM each player
Fair Play – Acholi – 1M
Best coach – Alex Isabirye (Buganda)- 1M
Best Fan- Banana Joe (Acholi) – 1M
Nicholas Ssebwato(Buganda), Geriga Atendere(West Nile), Dan Bilikwalira (Buganda),Rashid Toha (West Nile),Raphael Komakech (Karamoja),Ramathan Dudu(Bunyoro),Julius Poloto(Bukedi),David Bagoole(Busoga),James Alitho(Bugisu),Allan Kyambadde(Kampala),Viane Ssekajugo
Buganda’s road to the final
Buganda 0-1 Kigezi
Acholi 0-0 Buganda
Lango 0-1 Buganda
Buganda 1-3 Lango
Kigezi 0-1 Buganda
Buganda 1-0 Acholi
Buganda 1-0 Kampala
Kampala 1-1 Buganda
Buganda 1-0 Bukedi
Bukedi 1-0 Buganda
Buganda advances to the final 5-3 on penalties
Buganda 1-0 West Nile
West Nile 1-1 Buganda