KAMPALA- The brutality with which Fufa Drum tourney inaugural winners Buganda Province have dispatched their group opponents points to one.
Unlike last campaign when they struggled to get out of the group enroute to lifting the title, Alex Isabirye’s side has been in commanding form, netting goals for fun and qualified with a match to spare.
Buganda stood head and shoulders above the rest, garnering 15 points from the possible 18 but the second slot attracted the fiercest competition. The same cannot be said about Kampala, lauded as star-studded but couldn’t make it out a seemingly easy group that had Tooro, Rwenzori and Busoga.
The writing was on the wall that Kampala would perform dismally as they struggled to have all their stars available for matches and lacked team cohesion.
Even when Wasswa Bbosa’s side tried to fight back with two consecutive wins, they couldn’t afford victory on the last day to progress to the quarterfinals of the provincial tourney.
On Saturday, Kampala effortlessly fell 2-0 at Lugogo to Tooro that topped Group A with 10 points. Keziron Kizito and Ashraf Mandela scored for Tooro that has greatly improved from a struggling outfit they were last year. They were followed out of the group by Charles Ayeikoh’s Busoga with nine points from six matches. According to Bbosa, Kampala’s preparation has been disrupted by the absence of key players with Cranes in Afcon and KCCA in Cecafa and admits they were punished for a wobbly start - three straight losses.
David Obua’s Lango beat Ankole to progression on a better goal difference eight to Ankole’s zero.
FUFA DRUM TOURNAMENT
West Nile 3-0 Karamoja
Bukedi 2-2 Kigezi
Bugisu 3-0 Teso
Acholi 4-2 Bunyoro
Busoga 3-0 Rwenzori
Buganda 4-2 Sebei
Kampala 0-2 Tooro