Inter-province football competitions heat up the populations

This van is full of supporters of Acholi football team. The team, which is grouped under Acholi Province, won the game against West Nile Province. Picture by Ochan Hannington | 12 May 2019

The heat is on as inter-province football competitions known as “FUFA DRUM” continue around Uganda, including districts that host South Sudanese refugees. The country’s football governing body, The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA,) which organizes both men’s and women’s national football teams initiated a-provincial-football tournament for purposes of searching youth who exhibit football talents. The tournament includes nearly all-127 districts of Uganda, which are organized into 16 categories named “provinces”.

In the Northern districts of Uganda, the “FUFA DRUM” is creating a chance for people from all walks of life to mingle and enjoy the moments together. They include politicians, affiliated to different political parties, South Sudanese refugees and their hosts among others. Martin Malish attended the competition between Acholi and West Nile provinces, last week, and filed this story. Take a listen.