Saturday 30th March 2019
Buganda Province 1-0 Lango Province
The FUFA Drum defending champions Buganda Province kick started their title defence with a vital 1-0 win over Lango in the opening match encounter at the Bishops Stadium on Saturday 30th March 2019.
Viane Sekajugo’s lone strike in the 6th minute separated the two teams in the game that was graced by the Buganda Kingdom Prince Junju Kiweewa and Princes Catrina Sangalyambobo.
The Reigning MVP had a chance to double the lead only two minutes later but his effort failed to hit the target with the goalkeeper beaten.
Second half substitute Mutanda Bashir who came in for Robert Sentongo was on the verge of making it two goals up however the tap-in from a rebound by Lango goalkeeper Franco Oringa went wild.
Buganda head coach Isabirye Alex also changed Tooro United FC striker Allan Kayiwa for Denis Lubowa.
Goalkeeper Joel Mutakubya was named Man of the Match for his outstanding performance that saw him making numerous saves on the day. His tireless efforts to keep his goal line safe kept the clean sheet for Buganda.
It’s a good start for our Province. We had many chances to score more goals but failed out however a win is a win. It will give us momentum for the coming fixtures. Said Buganda Province head coach Alex Isabirye
Team Line ups:
Buganda Province XI: Joel Mutakubwa (G.K), Douglas Muganga, Dan Birikwalira, Najib Tusaba, Enock Walusimbi, Saidi Kyeyune, Allan Kayiwa, Rahumaatah Kagimu, Robert Ssentongo, Shafiq Kagimu, Viane Ssekajugo
Subs: Hannington Ssebwalunyo (G.K), Musa Magulu, Frank Senabulya, Bashir Mutanda, Denis Lubowa, Solomon Walusimbi, Brian Majwega, Ezra Kaye
Head coach: Alex Isabirye
Lango Province XI: Franco Oringa (G.K), Emmanuel Odur, Ivan Okello, Timothy Awany, Emmanuel Obua, Herbert Achai, Faruku Osama, Allan Okello, Dickens Okwir, Wanok Pettit, Joachim Ojera
Subs: Emmanuel Odongo (G.K), Bronson Nsubuga, Emmy Ekol, Denis Omedi, Ronnie Okulu, Walter Egang, John Paul Achire, Moses Aliro
Head Coach: David Obua