The Sound of The Drum Returns After Two Years.
FUFA Drum 2022 (Men) Draws.
- Busoga vs Acholi
- Bukedi vs Kampala
- Lango vs Ankole
- Bugisu vs Sebei
- Bunyoro vs Acholi
- West Nile vs Karamoja
- Kigezi vs Buganda
- Tooro vs Rwenzori
FUFA Drum Past Winners.
- 2018- Buganda
- 2019 – Acholi
The platform is set for the different provinces to return to action after two years of COVID-19 interruption to fight for the prestigious FUFA Drum title.
The development was reached at the launch of the Tournament third edition of held on Wednesday at FUFA Complex in Mengo.
The official launch was led by the FUFA President Eng Moses Hassim Magogo flanked by FUFA Drum Organizing Committee Chairman Roger Byamukama and Nile Breweries Connections Manager John Paul Ssemakula.
With Buganda and Acholi being the only provinces to have landed their arms on the title in the previous editions that were played in groups format, there has been a twist in the 2022 format.
This year’s tournament will see the tournament played on a knockout basis and will start at the round of 16, played home and away.
The eight winners on aggregate will advance to the quarter finals where games will also be played on a home and away basis.
The semi-finalists shall be pooled in one group and play at a central venue in a round robin format according to Fufa.co.ug.
The top two after the round robin format will progress and play the final while the bottom two will play the third place playoff.
Magogo, was delighted having the tournament return because of the many values attached including boosting the economy, promoting sports tourism and giving people a sense of belonging among others.
“It is an exciting moment that the FUFA Drum is back. Football speaks to the language of passion and we are proud of ancestry, culture and identity. This tournament gives us an opportunity to be proud of where we come from and the first two editions proved it,” he said before adding, “I remember when Buganda played Acholi at Pece Stadium and Ekitiibwa kya Buganda was played, it meant a lot in re-uniting the people.”
Unlike the previous editions, all FUFA Drum games this year will be broadcasted live on FUFA TV.
“We are proud to announce that all the games this year will be telecast live on FUFA TV. This will definitely help us to increase on the visibility of the tournament and people living in the diaspora have the chance to watch their respective provinces in action.”
The organising committee chairman Byamukama welcomed back the Drum stressing it’s an opportunity to continue with the theme of celebrating ancestry.
“We are here to launch the third edition and definitely coming back after two years means something bigger and better. The hallmark of the FUFA Drum is passion and celebrating ancestry and thus we did not want to play without fans. Now that the economy is fully open, we expect to have the same adrenaline, enthusiasm and passion expressed in the previous editions.” He indicated.
John Paul Ssemakula, the Nile Breweries Connections Manager highlighted the importance of this tournament indicating it falls directly in line with their vision of culture.
The dates and stadiums will be confirmed at a later date.