Skipper Rashid Toha and Forward Fred Amaku were on target for West Nile on Saturday, 7th January as they defeated Lango Province 2-0 in the FUFA Drum Final’s First leg game played at Greenlight Stadium.
Toha netted directly from a free kick in the opening half while Amaku scored a screamer in the closing half.
West Nile started off the game the brightest and had a couple of chances to go ahead, only to be denied by Lango’s goalkeeper Emmanuel Odongokara.
Odongokara parried away Amaku’s header before doing the same to Mohammad Shaban’s effort.
But Odongokara was finally beaten in the 35th minute by Toha, whose free kick bounced off the ground before reaching the Lango custodian to ooze into the back of the net.
Just before the break, Odongokara made another brilliant save to deny Toha from close range after the towering West Nile ran onto Shaban’s flicked header.
Just before the hour-mark though, Odongokara was beaten once again- this time by Amaku’s ferocious sublime effort from outside the box that was too strong for the Lango’s goalie to handle.
Lango’s best goal scoring chance of the game came at almost the death when Denis Omedi’s effort amazingly rattled the crossbar.
With goals from Toha and Amaku, West Nile take a 2-0 lead into the second leg of the FUFA Drum final to played at Akibua Stadium in Lira.
West Nile will hope for a positive result in the second leg inorder to the lift the drum as they were beaten finalists in 2018.