The FUFA Drum 2022: West Nile Humiliate Karamoja at Home
2022 FUFA Drum | Match Day 2 Results
West Nile 5-0 Karamoja
Kigezi 0-0 Buganda
West Nile Province ran riot in a 5-0 home thrashing of Karamoja Province, with Dada Ibrahim scoring twice as Dudu Bosco’s team collected their first 3 points of this year’s edition of the FUFA Drum.
The hosts were simply unstoppable as they tore apart their stunned visitors at Greenlight Stadium and the tie was as good as over by halftime. Bright Vuni opened the scoring after five minutes with a goal initially thought to be pushed into the net by Amayo, before Gadafi Wahab converted from the spot with a stunning penalty after 9 minutes to open his account.
Okocha then set up Dada for a dive-in header and Dada scored again 6 minutes later to make it 4-0 just before halftime after being picked out by Rashid Okocha, with Karamoja’s defence all at sea. There was no let-up after the break and Fred Amaku came off the bench to make it 5-0 with a superb diving header before the full-time whistle.
West Nile could have added more to their tally on an evening in which they made a huge statement in their bid to go one better than the last edition when they were eliminated out of the tournament despite a comprehensive 3-1 win against hosts Lango at the new Akii Bua Stadium in Lira. “The game was good,” Ajaib said. “We got the goals we wanted, we killed the game off in the first half and the (players) really had the right mentality and attitude towards the game.
“In (Moroto) we expect a tough game. Karamoja has never been easy at home. We have never scored more than a goal away (at Karamoja). The same support (fans) gave us today, we really need it that side to kill of the tie. Of course we’ve an upper hand having kept a clean sheet.”
The skipper and defender Bright Vuni are set to travel back to Kampala tonight as the duo join the rest of the Uganda Cranes team in preparation for the upcoming African Nations Championship (CHAN) 2022 Qualifiers. Muhammad Shaban picked up a knock against Western select side and will be left out of the preparations.
West Nile Province will travel to play Karamoja on Sunday August 14, 2022 in the return leg.
West Nile Province: Ajaib Nafian; Atendele, Okocha, Vuni, Amayo; Yakini, Junior, Gadafi; Dada, Oscar, Kawawa
Karamoja Province: Ochen; Eriaku, Komakech, Omagor, Lokubal; Okiring, Enginu, Ayela; Okiror, Iriama, Kodet