In Summary
  • Soccer. Fufa publicist Ahmed Hussein and Tournament Director Rogers Byamukama revealed that the knockout games would be telecast live.

KAMPALA. The provincial Fufa Drum tourney has entered its business stage - and previously exalted teams are now treading cautiously.
Busoga have been odds on favourites to make it to the final up until now when their head coach Charles Ayeikoh fancies today’s opposition – Ankole to prevail in the first leg of the quarterfinals.
“We started the tourney with power because league action was going on but right now the motivation levels are low,” Ayeikoh told SCORE.
He is banking on the experience of Uganda Cranes stars Isaac Isinde and Khalid Aucho, who must breathe courage into the supporting cast of Hamis Tibita, Jerome Kirya, David Bagole and Jimmy Kulaba.
“We would like to achieve an away win in Mbarara and finish off the game at home but Ankole is not an easy team. “We are planning of a system that will stop their forwards Paul Mucureezi (KCCA) and Siraje Turyamuheebwa from hurting us,” he added.
Apart from the aforesaid duo, Ankole will look to Junior Ainemani, Mathias Ssembatya, Sam Kansiime, Hillary Mukundane and Joseph Akwandanaho among others for inspiration.
Yet the headlines today could be made far away in Mbale where red hot Bugisu host resilient West Nile in game to be telecast on UBC Magic One channel.
However, it remains to be seen how Bugisu, without skipper Nicholas Wadada and Milton Karisa can tame the visitors whose attacking prowess is led by Muhammad Shaban. Bukedi will host Acholi in the other tie in Paliisa.

FUFA DRUM QUARTERS

TODAY, June 30 (4PM)
Ankole vs. Busoga, Kakyeka
Bugisu vs. West Nile, Mbale
Live on UBC Magic One
Bukedi vs. Acholi, Pallisa
TOMORROW, July 1 (4PM)
Buganda vs. Kampala, Mukono
Live on UBC Magic One