Saturday, March 30
Buganda 1-0 Lango
(Bishop SS, Mukono)
Buganda started their title defence with a laboured 1-0 victory over a resolute Lango province in the 2019 FUFA Drum.
Viane Ssekajugo, MVP for the first edition, scored the lone goal in a highly contested game.
Ssekajugo who has so far struggled this season with Onduparaka started from where he stopped – firing in at close range after beautiful one two with URA’s Saidi Kyeyune to beat Franco Oringa in goal.
He almost doubled the score a few minutes later but missed an empty net, when Keeper spilled Robert Ssentongo’s shot, his effort going over the bar.
Lango, coached by Uganda Cranes Legend, looked a good value for at least a point but failed to benefit from their second half surge.
Buganda who had Prince Jjunju and Princes Ssangalyambogo in presence, will have shot stopper Joel Mutakubya to thank – The Tooro United keeper kept out Allan Okello’s volley and Timothy’s Awany’s effort as the hosts held on for a big result.
Joel Mutakubya, Douglas Muganga, Dan Birikwalira, Najib Tusaba, Enock Walusimbi, Saidi Kyeyune, Allan Kayiwa, Rahmat Kagimu, Robert Ssentongo, Shafic Kagimu, Viane Ssekajugo.
Franco Oringa, Emmanuel Odour, Ivan Okello, Timothy Awany, Emmanuel Obua, Herbert Achai, Faruku Osama, Allan Okello, Dickens Okwir, Petit Wanok, Joachim Ojera