KAMPALA: There is excitement among the 16 provinces of Uganda as the second edition of the FUFA Drum tournament returns this weekend.
The second edition of the FUFA Drum gets underway on Saturday with the official match between defending champions Buganda Province and Lango at the Mukono Bishops play-ground.
The Prime minister of Buganda Kingdom, Katikiro Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga will be the official chief guest.
The respective Provinces have beefed up their playing staff by announcing the squads as well as the technical teams ahead of the annual tournament whose theme is ‘celebrating our ancestry’.
Former Uganda Cranes international and team captain David Obua will spur-head Lango Province.
Defending champions Buganda have maintained last year’s winning head coach Alex Isabirye.
Kampala Province has also maintained their head coach, Wasswa Bbosa with James Odoch as the assistant and Fred Kajoba, the goalkeeping coach.
Fred Muhumuza is at Toro, Vincent ‘Titi Camara’ Tumusiime (Kigezi), Charles Ayiekho Lukula (Busoga), Richard Malinga at Teso, Umar Abdallah Loi (West Nile) and Richard Makumbi (Bunyoro).
Moses Okiror is head coach of Karamoja Province, just like last year while Godfrey ‘Toldo’ Arach is head tactician at Bugisu Province.
FUFA DRUM 2019 – Match Day one games:
Official Opening Match: Saturday, 30th March 2019
Buganda Vs Lango – Mukono Bishops S.S Play ground (4 PM)
Sunday, 31st March 2019
Busoga Vs Tooro – Kyabazinga Stadium, Bugembe – Jinja
Kampala Vs Rwenzori – Luzira Prisons Stadium
West Nile Vs Bunyoro – Bar Okoro, Zombo
Acholi Vs Karamoja – Pece Stadium, Gulu
Ankole Vs Sebei – Kyamate Stadium, Ntungamo
Bugisu Vs Kigezi – Mbale
Bukedi Vs Teso – Butaleja