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Tooro United, Arua Hill earn promotion to 2021/2022 Uganda Premier League season.

Tooro United FC and Arua Hill SC have gained promotion to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League for the 2021/2022 season.

Tooro United topped the Rwenzori group with 31 points from 14 matches while Arua Hill finished at the summit of the Elgon group with 30 points.

The confirmation for the promotion of the two teams came after the final round for the regular season which climaxed on Sunday successfully with several matches on card around the country.

Head coach Edward Golola led Tooro United FC back to the Uganda Premier League

Tooro United beat a hard fighting Kigezi HomeBoyz FC 1-0 at the Mutesa II Wankulukukuku stadium without fans because of mitigation for the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Marvin Oshaba scored the all important goal, a well struck penalty in the 27th minute that also condemned Kigezi HomeBoyz FC to relegation.

Action from Tooro United FC vs Kigezi HomeBoyz FC match at Mutesa II stadium
Tooro United players and officials celebrate after their promotion to the Star Times Uganda Premier League
Kigezi HomeBoyz FC line that played against Tooro United FC on Sunday

On the other hand, Arua Hill condemned Paidha Black Angels 4-0 at the Barifa play ground in Arua City to seal the direct berth in style.

Rashid Kawawa struck a brace with Gadafi Gadihno and Ceaser Okhuti each adding a goal for Arua Hill.

Arua Hill players celebrate one of their four goals against Paidha Black Angels at Barifa play ground on Sunday (Credit: Arua Hill SC Media)

There will be play-offs at a date yet to be named by FUFA Competitions Department to determine the third side that will make the Uganda Premier League grade.

Head coach Hussein Mbalangu of Arua Hill SC

In the play-offs; Gaddafi FC will take on Nyamityobora FC while Proline FC faces Blacks Power FC to determine the two finalists who will lock horns for the third club to join Tooro United FC and Arua Hill SC.

Tooro United FC will play in the Uganda Premier League next season.

The final game will be between the Rwenzori and Elgon group winners; Tooro United against Arua Hill to decide who the champion of the 2020/2021 StarTimes FUFA Big League season.


Four clubs were relegated after the completion of the regular season. Kigezi Home Boyz as well as Terrazo and Tiles were both in the Rwenzori group.

Mbale Heroes and Paidha Black Angels FC dropped the levels to Regional League from the Elgon group.

Match Day 14 Full Results:

Rwenzori Group:

  • Tooro United 1-0 Kigezi Home Boyz
  • Luweero United 0-0 Ndejje University
  • Nyamityobora 2-0 Terrazo and Tiles
  • Proline 3-1 Water

Elgon Group:

  • Calvary 3-2 Gaddafi
  • Arua Hill 4-0 Paidha Black Angels
  • Maroons 2-1 Blacks Power
  • Mbale Heroes 0-0 Kataka

StarTimes FUFA Big League 2021 (Play-offs)

  • Match 113: Gaddafi Vs Nyamityobora – 2 PM
  • Match 114: Proline Vs Blacks Power – 4 PM
  • Third place play off (Match 115): Winner 113 Vs Winner 114 – 2PM
  • Final (Match 116): Arua Hill Vs Tooro United – 4 PM

*Date and venue for these matches to be confirmed

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