- Fans from Arua, Nebbi and Paidha thronged Barokoro Stadium in solidarity and celebrating their culture in football to support their team
- Half time ended West Nile 4-1 Karamoja and Tabu Vitalis was substituted following numerous tackles on him
- The goal scorers were Gadaffi Wahab (three goals), Toha Rashid and Ivan Wani
- The FUFA Drum last week secured sponsors as the various Provincial teams head to second round of games
Zombo-Gadafi Wahab commonly known as a Adjumani netted three times on Sunday as West Nile team beat their rivals Karamoja team in the FUFA Drum Game.
The West Nile team demystified their flopped plan to beat Karamoja on their away game as they drew with Karamoja. But this time, the players and the management changed the game plan and made a comfortable win which saw the West Nile team maintain a top spot at the table.
The players, many of whom reported from their various clubs after the end of the season Azam Premier League, Big league and Regional leagues remained fit as they reported to the Drum camp early. The rotational game, was this time played at Barokoro Stadium, the home of Paidha Black Angels who have now qualified for Azam Premier League.
Gadafi Wahab with his accolade and Shs 100,000 he received as Man of the Match. Photo by Karim Toko.
Hundreds of fans thronged the stadium to show their support for the game that was started as a way of identifying talents across the region.
Gadafi Wahab (Doves All Stars) opened the scoring in the first 15 minutes before the lanky defender, Toha Rashid (Onduparaka) made it 2-0 from a super net buster free kick in 25 minutes. At 27 minutes, Wani Ivan added a third goal from a header.
However, Tabu Vitalis (Captain for West Nile team) was substituted by Orombi Ronald after numerous fouls against him.
Gadaffi Wahab was awarded by Rajan Livingston (Match commissioner) with accolade from FUFA and Shs 100,000 cash money.
The Karamoja substitution team at Barokoro.
The West Nile FUFA Drum Team Spokesman, Karim Toko, said: “After series of tackles on Tabu now he can’t continue with the game as was advised by the medical team. And later in the game we had our Goal keeper, Ajaib Nafian got red card on allegations that he caught the ball outside the 18 yard. He was then substituted by Nisar Kassim.”
After the substitution, Karamoja pulled one back, but this only acted as a consolation goal. This gave them momentum as they pressed hard to get a second goal, but the West Nile defenders kept the Karamoja strikers at bay although they made attempts at the goal. Then Gadafi inflicted more pain when he scored his second goal. And Half Time ended 4-1.
During the second half Gadafi added his third with the game ending 5-1 in favour of West Nile Province.