Acholi Team Records Sharp Decline in Gate Collection.

Acholi Province has recorded a sharp decline in gate collection during their game against Bunyoro in the FUFA Drum.
Acholi realized 22,650,000 shillings in the game played at Pece Stadium in Gulu Town on July 7th but 61,148,000 shillings was realized during their game against West Nile Province played at the same venue on June 16th.
Gate entrance fees categories included Very-Very Important Persons (VVIPs) charged at 50,000 shillings, Very Important Persons (VIPs) at 10,000 shillings and Ordinary at 5000 shillings.
Bernard Olweny the Acholi Province Media Officer says only 14 tickets were sold to VVIPs, 273 to VIPs and 3844 to Ordinary during the Bunyoro clash. Acholi won with 4 goals to two.
In the game against West Nile Province the Acholi Province Committee reported that 10,300 tickets were sold ahead of the match.
Olweny explains that the morale for the game was too low compared that they played against West Nile. He reports that majority of fans were from within Acholi region with some few from Bunyoro.
Constantine Loum, The Acholi province Chairperson says 10% of every collection goes to Federation of Uganda Football Association-FUFA, 18% to Uganda Revenue Authority-URA for Value Added Tax-VAT.
From the net sharable amount, 70% remains with the team, 10% to District Football Association and 20% to Regional Football Association.
During the match, Acholi province used metallic cases to collect gate collection a measure aimed at protecting the gate collection from theft.
The idea followed uproars from people, gate collection accountability from previous games despite the huge turn up of fans.
Acholi has lost only one game out of five matches in the second edition of the tournament. In the opening match they beat Karamoja 2-0 from away and later 3-2 from home.
Bunyoro also suffered both home and away defeat of 1-2 goals and 4-2 goals. But West Nile that lost 0-2 goals from home beat up Acholi from home 1-0 goal.
FUFA Drum tournament was introduced in 2018 and is organized by FUFA to search talents across the country under the theme ‘’Celebrating Our Ancestry’’.
The tournament has incredibly gained momentum countrywide attracting thousands of football fans from the 16 competing regions.
Acholi and West Nile provinces have qualified from Group C for the quarter finals of the tournament.
By Emmy Daniel Ojara. Gulu.

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