FUFA Drum Final: ‘You can do this’, Alionzi Nafian encourages teammates
Friday – West Nile Province skipper and URA FC custodian Alionzi Nafian has sent a message of encouragement to his teammates ahead of the first-leg final of the FUFA Drum.
The shot-stopper will miss the first and second leg of the FUFA Drum finals due to his commitments with the Uganda Cranes team preparing for CHAN tournament.
In a video message sent to West Nile Province players, Alionzi said:
“I wish you all the best in the final of FUFA Drum.
“I’d wish to be part of you and part of the victory but other duties can’t allow. Spiritually I’m with you,
“Lango Province also needs the trophy but we need it more. It’s the only gift we can give to our fans and the Province. The whole region is behind you.
“Let’s believe in ourselves. I believe in you and trust you guys so much. I believe we shall kill it off from home. That’s the only way to go. I wish you all the best and happy new year,” he concluded.
Alionzi is among the three goalkeepers selected by Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojević for the upcoming African Nations Championship, known as CHAN. Other goalkeepers include Joel Mutakubwa (Gaddafi FC), and Jack Komakech (Vipers SC).
Rogers Mato and Moses Aliro are also missing for Lango Province. The pair made it to Micho’s final CHAN squad.
Alionzi also started in Uganda Cranes’ 2-2 draw with Sudan in a friendly game played last Tuesday in Tunisia.
Date: Saturday 7th January 2023
What: First Leg, West Nile Province vs Lango Province
Venue: Greenlight Stadium, Arua
Kick off Time: 4pm Live on FUFA TV and 102.1 FUFA FM