Kira United XI prior to a previous game Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

FUFA Big League (Final Regular Season match)

  • Kyambogo 0-2  Kira United

Promotional Playoffs:

Thursday, 4th May 2017 – At Mutesa II Wankulukuku

  • Ndejje University Vs Mbarara City – 2:00 p.m
  • Synergy Vs Kira United – 4:00 p.m

Promotional final: Sunday, 7th May 2017 – 2 p.m

Main Final: Masavu Vs Maroons – 4 p.m

[/media-credit] Kira United players celebrate their promotion to the Big league last season Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

A goal in either half from Deboss Kalama and immensely talented midfielder Moses Sseruyidde ensured first timers Kira United outwit already relegated Kyambogo 2-0 and book a FUFA Big League promotional playoff slot.

The game was played at the Luzira Prisons playground than the originally planned Kyambogo University West End playground because the latter facility had been booked by the Corporate League community.

On their first time of asking, Kira United finish third with 39 points, two points ahead of fourth placed Busia Fisheries who had shocked Elgon Group winners Maroons 2-1 at the Madibira playground on Friday.

Abbey Mbaziira, an official at Kira United was delighted by the performance of the club in their debut season of the FUFA Big League.

In an exclusive interview with Kawowo Sports on Sunday, he noted;

I am so excited by the performance of the team as a whole. I appreciate the players in a special way, not forgetting the other officials, fans and the supportive media.

We have the hope this is our chance to qualify to the Premier League

Promotional playoffs:

The promotional playoffs kick off this Thursday at the Mutesa II Wankulukuku stadium.

Ndejje University will take on Mbarara City in the first game of the day at 2:00 p.m

The second game shall witness Synergy take to the field against Kira United.

The promotional final shall be held on Sunday, 7th May 2017 at 1:00 p.m before the main match between Maroons and Masavu at 4:00 p.m to decide the overall winner of the 2016/17 FUFA Big League.

Relegated:

From the Elgon Group, Moroto United, Kyambogo and Doves All Stars have been all relegated and will play in their respective Regional Leagues.

Boma Young, Entebbe, Hope Doves and Baza Holdings were relegated under the Rwenzori Group.

The FUFA Big League was started in the year 2010 as a feeder to the top flight – the Uganda Premier League.

Final Match Day Results

Elgon Group

  • Busia Fisheries 2-1 Maroons
  • Doves All Stars 1-1 Sporting United
  • Artland Katale 2-1 Simba
  • Paidha Black Angels 2-0 Bright Light
  • Kyambogo 0-2 Kira United
  • Ndejje University 3-0 Moroto United (Moroto failed to travel to Ndejje in Luweero)

Rwenzori Group:

  • Hope doves 2-0 Airtel Kitara
  • Baza Holdings 1-1 Kataka
  • Nyamityobora 4-2 Suncity
  • Masavu 1-1 Water FC
  • Synergy 2-1 Mbarara City

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

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