Asaph Mwebaze (right) receives a coaching certificate.Sources close to the Prisons department indicate he will retire Prisons service Credit: KAWOWO SPORTS

Maroons Football Club head coach Asaph Mwebaze has termed the epoch spent in the FUFA Big League as a ‘perfect learning curve’.

Mwebaze was addressing the media at the prisons stadium in Luzira on Tuesday moments after his side had brushed aside Kyambogo 3-1 to book their place in the Uganda Premier League.

As Maroons F.C, we are excited about the promotion. We led the entire season but faltered at a latter stage. Against Kyambogo, we got the result we desired and we are back to the top tier.

We need to strengthen the squad but we shall keep all our players. Experience in the FUFA Big League was a perfect learning curve. We shall now reflect on what we did not do right during our time in the top league to improve.

Good enough, we have un-earthered new talents in the Big League with players like Pius Obuya and Solomon Walusimbi

The third side to join Maroons and Masavu shall be determined via a promotional playoff that gets underway with a semi-final format on 4th May 2017.

The finals of the playoff will be played on 7th May 2017 at the Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku.

Also, the main final between Masavu (Rwenzori Group winners) and Maroons (Elgon Group leaders) to determine the champion of the 2016/17 FUFA Big League will be played on that same day.

FUFA Big League closing fixtures:

Thursday, 27th April 2017:

  • Nyamityobora Vs Sun City – Nyamityobora
  • Synergy Vs Mbarara City –    Masaka Recreational Stadium
  • Masavu Vs Water – Katabi Gombolola, Entebbe
  • Hope Doves Vs Airtel Kitara – Mutesa II Wankulukuku
  • Baza Holdings Vs Kataka –     Kawempe Moslem S.S
  • Ndejje University Vs Moroto United –    Ndejje–Luweero

Friday, 28th April 2017:

  • Busia Fisheries Vs Maroons – Madibira-Busia
  • Kyambogo Vs Kira United – Kyambogo West End
  • Doves All Stars Vs Sporting United – Barifa-Arua
  • Artland Katale Vs Simba –     Kamuli Play ground
  • Paidha Black Angels     Vs Bright Light – Bar Okoro-Zombo

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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