By Thomas Odongo
Acholi Province on Tuesday beat Bukedi 5-3 on penalties to lift the 2019 FUFA Drum Tournament.
This was during finals played at Aki Bua Stadium in Lira. Acholi was awarded 32 Million Shillings for the victory whilst Bukedi received 15 Million Shillings as the runners up cash prize.
The two sides settled for a goal less draw after normal time to pave way for the spot kicks, which Acholi well converted. Tito Okello, Alfred Onek, Richardson Asaba, Moses Okot and team Captain Oola converted Acholi's penalties.
Disan Galiwango, Frank Kalanda and David Owori were Bukedi's successful shooters whilst Aaron Okoth’s shot was saved by Acholi's Goalkeeper Derrick Ochan.
Acholi's Tito Okello was named man of the match and he bagged 100,000 Shillings. Okello finished the tournament with eight goals and claimed the top scorer's accolade.
Buganda won the 2018 FUFA Drum Tournament. The drum tournament is aimed at celebrating ancestry through football.