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May 29, 2024

West Nile Province v Lango – White Rhinos aiming to create history

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West Nile Province have been on a scintillating form in this edition of the FUFA Drum. The latter have not lost after six games prior to the finals.

West Nile Province v Lango – White Rhinos aiming to create history

Dudu Bosco’s West Nile Province are seeking to cap a remarkable tournament by avenging their 2018 defeat against Buganda when the White Rhinos meet Lango Province in the firs-leg final in Arua on Saturday before travelling to Lira for the return leg, but Muhammad Shaban and compatriots have their sights on a first FUFA Drum triumph.

It is West Nile Province’s second FUFA Drum final in three editions, after their 2-1 aggregate loss to Buganda in 2018, the White Rhinos crashed out in the quarter-finals in the second edition despite a comprehensive 3-1 win against hosts Lango at the new Akii Bua Stadium in Lira on Wednesday.

READ MORE: West Nile FUFA Drum First-leg Final Squad: Whos in and who’s-out?

Fred Amaku and Rashid Agau as well as Vitalis Tabu were on the scoresheet for West Nile.

West Nile’s Gadafi Wahab (white & green) in action against Acholi Province at Pece Stadium, Gulu.

West Nile Province have been on a scintillating form in this edition of the FUFA Drum. The latter have not lost after six games prior to the finals. Whereas, Lango lost one match against Bugisu Province in the quarter-finals. But the Black Rhinos responded with a 3-0 triumphing of the same opponent in the second leg to set up a semi-final bout with Tooro Province.

Allan Okello (middle) of Lango Province controlling the ball against Tooro Province in Fort Portal.

Last six matches

West Nile Province
Round of 16

West Nile Province 5-0 Karamoja Province
Karamoja Province 0-1 West Nile

Quarter-finals
West Nile Province 4-0 Kampala Province
Kampala Province 0-2 West Nile Province

Semi-finals
West Nile Province 1-0 Acholi Province
Acholi Province 1-1 West Nile Province

Lango Province
Round of 16
Lango Province 0-0 Ankole Province
Ankole Province 0-1 Lango Province

Quarter-finals
Bugisu Province 1-0 Lango Province
Lango Province 3-0 Bugisu Province

Semi-finals
Tooro Province 2-2 Lango Province
Lango Province 1-0 Tooro Province

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