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April 22, 2024

‘Player Participation in the FUFA Drum Should be Voluntary’ – Harunah Kyobe

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Personally, I believe that FUFA should not have the power to compel players to participate in the FUFA Drum tournament - Harunah Kyobe

‘Player Participation in the FUFA Drum Should be Voluntary’ – Harunah Kyobe

Harunah kyobe, one of the directors at Vipers SC has hit at the Federation of Uganda Football Federation (FUFA), asserting the football governing body should not force players to participate in the FUFA Drum.

Harunah made the remarks while appearing on the #NBSEndibaYaffe show on NBS Sport. His comments come at a time when other club and province officials have put FUFA on the spot following Vipers SC’s decision not to release any player to take part in the tournament.

“Personally, I believe that FUFA should not have the power to compel players to participate in the FUFA Drum tournament.

“Players have the ability to decide whether or not to enter this competition,” said Harunah.

The Venoms are currently in Rwanda to continue their preseason ahead of the new season. The club will also be involved in CAF Champions League next season, and Head Coach Roberto Oliveira Gonçalves is using this opportunity to prepare his players for the continental showpiece.

Vipers SC players having a moment in Kigali, Rwanda.

Vipers SC play Rwandan-side Rayon Sports tomorrow at the famous Kigali Stadium at 6:00 pm.

The Federation launched the FUFA Drum in 2018 with the aim of taking the game to the masses based on Provinces in Uganda. The Competition is played between 16 provinces.

FUFA meets the costs of the teams in the areas of accommodation, transport,  individual and team winners’ Prizes, trophies and medals plus costs of match officials including the competition and training balls.

The FUFA Drum is currently in its third edition. The first edition took place in 2018 and was won by Buganda Province. Acholi won the second edition in 2019. The tournament was brought to a stand still for two-years due to the outbreak of the COVID-19.

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