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Proline FC wins FUFA Big League title, Kyetume qualifies for top flight

StarTimes FUFA Big Legaue  Final day 2018/2019 season at Lugogo

3rd place play off final: Kyetume 4-1  Kansai Plascon

Wakiso Giants 0-1 Proline FC

Teams Qualified for the StarTimes Uganda Premier League: 2019/2020 season: Wakiso Giants, Proline and Kyetume FC

 

Kyetume FC registered a 4-1 win over Kansai Plascon FC in the StarTimes FUFA Big League play-off final match to complete the three-team lineup joining the Uganda Premier League next season.

Proline FC and Wakiso had already gained automatic qualification to the top flight but had a mall matter to settle on Saturday at Lugogo to decide who wins the FUFA Big League 2018/2019 season.

It is a final contested between the leaders of each group from the regular season (Elgon and Rwenzori).

Kyetume handled by Jackson Mayanja and Allan Kabonge had their goals scored by experienced striker Robert Ssentongo who bagged a hat-trick and defender Benon Tahomera. Henry Kitegenyi netted a late consolation for Kansai.

Kyetume FC celebrating their qualification to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League

‘I am glad and thankful to God who enabled me to guide the fifth team to the Uganda Premier League. It is a big achievement for me and the entire team. Let’s enjoy the moment’ noted Kabonge

‘It is a good result and our fans are happy. I joined the team early this year and I was on a mission to send the Kyetume to the Uganda Premier League’ said Ssentongo.

Proline beats Wakiso Giants in the StarTimes FUFA Big League final

For the FUFA Big League Final, Anukani Bright who was named MVP of this season netted the all-important goal on 33 minutes after Ibrahim Wammanah’s header met the youngster who beat Yasin Mugabi between the posts.

The Chief Guest was FUFA Vice President Darius Mugoye who handed over the trophy to the winning Captain Noordin Bunjo. Hamid Juma (FFA Competitions Committee Chairman, Ronnie Kalema-Chairman Uganda Football Referees Association and former Uganda Cranes star Tom Lwanga) conducted the awards presentation ceremony.

FUFA Big League awards and prize money distribution

Champions: Proline FC (UGX 10M)

1st Runners-up: Wakiso Giants FC (UGX 5M)

2nd Runners- up: Kyetume FC (UGX 3.5M)

Fourth place: Kansai Plascon

Fair play award: Light SS (UGX 2M)

Obira Daniel of Light SS with the Fair Play Award.

Golden glove: Ivan Mutumba (Wakiso Giants, 9 clean sheets in 15 games,  UGX 1M)

Golden boot: Ivan Bogere (14 goals-Proline FC, Shs1M)

Ivan Bogere of Proline FC (L) receives his Golden boot award from Legendary Jackson ‘Mia Mia’ Mayanja. He was top scorer with 14 goals.

Most Valuable Player:  Bright Anukani (Proline FC, UGX 1M)

In a deep conversation: Anukani Bright (L) with Uganda Cranes Head coach Sebastien Desabre. The French man presented the MVP award to Anukani
Wakiso Giants goalkeeper received the Golden Gloves award presented to him by 1978 Uganda Cranes custodian Paul Ssali.

Dove FC and UPDF FC will each get UGX 1M for reaching the playoffs.

Action from Wakiso Giants vs Proline match
The match officials who handled the FUFA Big League Final between Wakiso Giants and Proline FC. On the extreme left is Ronnie Kalema-Chairman of Uganda Football Referees Association

Wakiso Giants FC vs Proline FC Teamsheet

Kyetume FC vs Kansai Plascon Teamsheet

Main Photo: Proline FC playersand officials  celebrate their victory

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