In a dramatic turn of events, Kigezi Province football team faced elimination from the FUFA Drum 2023 competition, succumbing to a disappointing home and away defeat against Teso Province with a (2-3) goal aggregate.
The pivotal moment unfolded in a thrilling match at Kihihi High School Playground in Kihihi town council, Kanungu district, monday morning.
Kigezi Province found themselves trailing after conceding the first goal in the 82nd minute of the second half. The situation worsened when Henry Tumisiime’s fall led to a red card and a penalty for Teso Province, skillfully converted into the net by Oloro Nathan.
Despite the setback, Kato Hussein managed to salvage an equalizer for the home team in the 4th minute of extra time, resulting in a draw. Hussein’s stellar performance earned him the title of Man of the Match at the final whistle.
Teso Province’s earlier 2-1 victory in the first leg at Soroti Stadium gave them a significant advantage, ultimately securing their place in the semifinals.
With this triumph, Teso Province now awaits the outcome of the matches between Lango Province and Acholi Province, as well as Tooro Province and Busoga Province, to determine their next opponent.
Meanwhile, West Nile Province stands alongside Teso Province, eagerly anticipating the unfolding matchups in the FUFA Drum 2023 tournament.