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FUFA Big League: Paidha Black Angels, Kitara face off for available top flight slot

2017/18 FUFA Big League playoffs:


  • Early Kick off: Paidha Black Angels 3-0 Kabale Sharp


  • Second Match: Kitara  1 (3) – 1 (1) Kyetume


Promotional Final (Sunday, 20th May 2018):


  •  Paidha Black Angels Vs Kitara – Star Times Stadium, Lugogo – 1:30 pm


Championship Final:


  • Nyamityobora Vs Ndejje University – StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo (4:00 pm)


West Nile region based club Paidha Black Angels will face off with Kitara region Kitara Football Club in Sunday’s promotional final at the Star Times in the fight for the remaining slot to the top flight football division, Uganda Premier League.

Kitara Football Club XI vs. Kyetume
Paidha Black Angels FC XI Vs. Sharp prior to kick off in the opening match

With Ndejje University (Elgon group winners) and Rwenzori group champions Nyamityobora F.C having directly sealed their slots to the UPL, the struggle for the remaining slot continues.

On Thursday, during the first part of the play-offs, Paidha Black Angels eliminated Kabale Sharp 3-0 in the early kick off match.

Yudah Mugalu, Cromwell Rwothomio and Yusuf Ssozi scored for Paidha Black Angels.

Action between Kabale Sharp (white) and Paidha Black Angels during the opening match of the 2017/18 FUFA Big League play offs
Kitara’s Denis Monday (shirt 6) takes on Kyetume’s veteran defender Azizi Mubiru during the match at Star Times Stadium Stadium, Lugogo on Thursday

In the second match, Kitara from the oil laden Hoima Municipality recovered swiftly from a goal down to overcome Mukono club, Kyetume 3-1 in post match penalties as normal time had ended one goal apiece.

A powerful header from Kitara’s Derrick Tekkwo neutralized Sharif Ssaka’s first half well tapped in goal to send the match into tense kicks from the penalty mark.

Samuel Adibo, Denis Monday and Roger Lukwiya were on target for Kitara but Tekkwo missed from close range.

Meanwhile, Charles Musoke scored for Kyetume as Richard Matovu and second half subsistute both hit the wood work and Sharif Ssaaka fired  over the bar to send Kitara through.

Both Kitara and Paidha Black Angels will face off in the early kick off by 1:30 pm at the Star Times Stadium on Sunday as confirmed by the FUFA Competitions Director, Hajjati Aisha Nalule.

The championship match to decide the overall winner of the 2017/18 FUFA Big league between Nyamityobora and Ndejje University will face thereafter at 4 pm.

Kitara Football Club painted Lugogo red

The two matches were well attended by enthusiastic fans across the divide.

FUFA Executive Committee members Hamid Juma and Rogers Byamukama were also part of the crowd.

Officials inspect the Kabale Sharp

Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Prime Minister Dan Byakutaaga also watched the Kitara FC against Kyetume encounter.

MAIN PHOTO: Kitara players celebrate their 3-1 post match victory against at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo on Thursday

PHOTO CREDITS: FUFA Communications Department

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