Football

Four vying for a spot in Uganda Premier League

Paidah Black Anglesmis one of the four clubs involved in the Big League playoffs

FUFA Big League Play-offs

StarTimes Stadium Lugogo

Thursday, 17-05-2018

Kabale Sharp vs Paidha Black Angels
Time : 2:00pm

Kitara FC vs Kyetume FC
Time : 4:00pm

After Nyamityobora FC and Ndejje FC securing direct promotion to the topflight league, four other teams will be tussling it out in the play offs for the last promotion slot on Thursday 17th May 2018.

Paidha Black Angels and Kyetume FC are from the Elgon group whereas Kitara FC and Kabale Sharp FC represent the Rwenzori group.

The overall winners in both ties will face off in the promotion play off final to be played on Saturday 19th May 2018 at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.

Paidha Black Angels
Allan Kabonge coached side Paidha Black Angels painfully missed out on a direct promotion slot after losing 1-0 to JMC at Kakindu Stadium as their close rivals Ndejje University played to a barren stalemate with Kamuli Park in their last game of the regular season.

Paidha Black Angels finished second with 39 points from 23 games, one point behind table leaders Ndejje University who gained promotion for the first time in 10 years.

Their coach Allan Kabonge will be aiming to guide a third team to the top flight promotion in 3 consecutive seasons, having guided Masavu FC and Onduparaka FC 2017 and 2016 respectively.

Kabale Sharp
Kabale Sharp FC will be seeking to gain back to back promotions having joined the FUFA Big league in the 2017/18 season. They finished third on the Rwenzori Group table with 42 points collected from 24 games.

They come into the playoff semi final fresh from a morale boosting 1-0 win over Greater Masaka in their last encounter on Tuesday 15th May.

Vialli Binomugisha is the man at the helms of Kabale Sharp. He has previously coached Lweza FC, Kisugu United and Mbarara City.

Kyetume
Mukono based side Kyetume FC made it to the play offs having finished third from Elgon group with 38 points collected from 23 points.

They made the play offs in their first ever season in the Big league after defeating their close rivals Amuka Bright Stars 2-1 in Arua.

Former Onduparaka tactician, Livingstone Mbabazi took over the helms of Kyetume FC in final half of the season replacing Augustine Nsumba.

Kitara FC
Bunyoro based side Kitara FC have also made it to the play offs in their second season in the second tier. Kitara FC finished second in the Rwenzori Group with 45 points from 24 games 7 points behind Nyamityobora FC the table leaders.

Kitara finished second in the Rwenzori group

Kitara FC who were also Quarter finalists of 2018 Uganda Cup are under the tutelage of Tonny Ssekito. John Stuart Mwesiga is the only Kitara player ruled out of the tie against Kyetume due to an injury.

Derrick Tekkwo, Julius Rulinda, skipper Timothy Kato and Pius Mbidde will be the key players to lead Kitara FC in their struggle for top flight promotion.

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