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The FUFA Drum 2022: Bugisu win at home to take slim advantage against Lango

Bugisu Province took advantage in the quarterfinal tie against Lango, after winning the first leg at home.

The Bamasaba fought hard to overcome Lango on Saturday at Mbale City Stadium.

Action between Bugisu and Lango in Mbale.

Raymond Onyai scored the lone goal of the game midway through the first stanza and this turned out to be decisive moment of the game.

The fans came in big numbers to support their respective Provinces.

Despite missing the services of leading goal scorer Arafat Usama, Bugisu were able to put up a good performance to dispatch the visitors.

Bugisu celebrate their goal against Lango.

Bugisu capitalised on their prowess from set pieces and throw ins from right back Steven Namaisi.

The home side got a number of chances to take the lead in the first half but couldn’t break the deadlock and so did Lango.

Bugisu team that started the game.

Bugisu made a quick tactical change in the first half with Usam Khayemba coming on for David Zake.

In the second stanza that witnessed the heavens opening, the hosts eventually found the breakthrough when Onyai rose high to head home Emma Shikanga’s delivery from the corner.

Team captains with the match officials.

Joachim Ojera and Moses Aliro on different occasions tried levelling matters but were unsuccessful thanks to Bugisu skipper and custodian Edward Kasibante as well as the solid backline that stood firm to ensure they get the first leg advantage.

Lango Province Team.

The two teams will face off again in the return leg on 16th October at the Akiibua stadium in Lira to determine who makes it to the semi finals.

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