The Championship which will take place April 24-25th at the Dove's Nest Hotel in Gulu City is expected to attract over 100 participants from about 35 clubs in Uganda and others from Kenya, South Sudan and Tanzania.
The leagues set for resumption include Big league, FUFA drum, Women elite league, Women super league and the Stanbic Uganda cup. They were suspended last year following the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Ojok says that most parents see rugby as a sport that inflicts injuries and pain into the lives of their children based on the way it is played. According to Ojok, their efforts to popularize the sport in various schools and community engagements hasn’t yielded the desired results.
Stephen Otim, one of the new recruits to boxing says he has always wanted to join the sports but couldn’t realize his dream because of distance and the limited knowledge among players who claim to know the game in the village.
Isaac Okwir Odiya, the Gulu District Football Association Chairman says that the organizers of the tournament had already gone as far as registering the football clubs to participate in the tournament.
When asked why Pece Stadium is very bushy, Brakson Ojara, the Gulu District Sports officer said he will only make a statement after a meeting with the board of trustees of the stadium. But Denise Ojwee, an Ex -FIFA Referee, doubts the existence of the board since nobody seems to know any of its members
Onen who was the first Head Coach for Acholi Province Football Team on Wednesday evening suffered broken collarbones, left hand and right leg after being involved in a nasty road accident along Acholi Avenue Road in Gulu City`s Main Street.
This comes after the players through their captain Denis Okot went to one of the radio stations airing out the dissatisfaction of how they were being treated during this time yet when they won the trophy, they were darlings to many people.
According to article 25 sub section 4, all teams who wish to participate in any FUFA sanctioned league must have qualified in five aspects including financial capacity, tournament or league qualification, administration and stadia facilities.
Isaac Okwi the regional sales manager Nile Breweries Gulu says, this year, they will only do stadium branding, Acholi and Buganda Provinces brandied jerseys while other benefits in the sponsorship deal will commence in next year`s edition of the tournament.
Patrick Okot, the FUFA Competition Manager for the league says that the affected clubs did not provide the requisite documents for their respective players like the National Identification Documents – IDs.
The Deputy Speaker of Parliament who also doubles as the Patron of Acholi Province, Jacob Oulanya received the bus from the State House Comptroller, Lucy Nakyobe in the presence of the team’s Board Secretary, Bernard Lowum.
First half goals from Patrick Israel Mwenda on the 38th minute and on form striker John Kelvin Pius on the 45th minute was enough to eject Sudan who beat South Sudan to reach the second last stage of the championship.