Buganda Kingdom Katikiro Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga Credit: Airtel Uganda

FUFA Drum 2019: Match Day 1 – Group A

Saturday, 30th March:

  • Buganda Vs Lango – Bishops S.S, Mukono

Sunday, 31st March:

  • Ankole Vs Sebei – Nyamate Play-ground, Ntungamo

The Prime minister of Buganda Kingdom Charles Peter Mayiga is the confirmed chief guest as the curtains rise on the 2019 FUFA Drum.

The development was confirmed by the FUFA Drum Organizing Committee chairman Rogers Byamukama on Wednesday during a pre-tournament press conference held at FUFA House in Mengo, Kampala.

The Katikiro of Buganda Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga will be the chief guest when the 2019 FUFA Drum tournament kicks off as Buganda hosts Lango in Mukono on Saturday, 30th March 2019. I therefore urge all the fans to turn up in big numbers.

Rogers Byamukama, FUFA Drum Tournament Organizing Committee Chairman
Ahmed Hussein (left) with Rogers Byamukama during a FUFA Press conference on Wednesday at FUFA House (Photo: John Batanudde)

Defending champions Buganda Province will host Lango at the Bishops S.S playground in Mukono this Saturday, 30th March 2019.

It will be a battle of tactics as two former Uganda Cranes great players David Obua and Alex Isabirye assemble their respective sides for the match.

Isabirye is at the helm of the Buganda Province team as Obua handles Lango.

Buganda as the tournament defending champions pocketed Shs 32M as prize money.

The other group B match will come on Sunday when Ankole hosts Sebei at the Kyamate play ground in Ntungamo.

The rest of the first match day group stage matches will also be played on Sunday.

The FUFA Drum tournament was established last year by FUFA. It is played among the 16 provinces of Uganda, on a one and away basis. The tournament does not discriminate any sort of player as long as he is Ugandan by nationality.

There was excitement last year during its maiden season, attracting country wide attention for its affiliation to culture.

Acholi fans, FUFA Drum 2018 Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

The theme of the tournament is ‘Celebrating Our Ancestry’.

Buganda beat West Nile in the epic finale last season to win the trophy, gold medals and Shs 32M cash prize.


  • A: Busoga, Kampala, Tooro,Rwenzori
  • B: Buganda, Ankole, Lango, Sebei
  • C: West Nile, Acholi, Bunyoro, Karamoja
  • D: Bukedi, Bugisu, Teso, Kigezi
Buganda Captain Dan Birikwalira recieves the main Drum trophy from FUFA boss Moses Magogo in Arua Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Match Day one games:

Official Opening Match: Saturday, 30th March 2019

  • Buganda Vs Lango – Mukono Bishops S.S playground (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 Playground, Ntungamo
  • Bugisu Vs Kigezi – Mbale
  • Bukedi Vs Teso –  Butaleja

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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