Sharp players, official and fans celebrate with their trophy upon qualifying for the FUFA Big league Credit: FUFA Media

FUFA Big League Final Regular season Match:

  • Kabale Sharp 3-0 Greater Masaka

2017/18 FUFA Big League playoffs

Thursday, 17th May 2018:

  • Kyetume Vs Kitara – 1:30 pm
  • Kabale Sharp Vs Paidha Black Angels – 4:00 p.m

Saturday, 19th May 2018:

Promotional Finals

  • Paidha Black Angels or Kabale Sharp Vs  Kyetume or Kitara– 1:30 pm

Grand Finals:

  • Nyamityobora (Rwenzori Group winners) Vs Ndejje University (Elgon Group winners) – 4:00 p.m

*All Matches at StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo – Kampala

FUFA Big league action

It is now official; Kabale Sharp Football Club will play at this year’s FUFA Big league playoffs.

The second division debutants edged already relegated Greater Masaka Football Club 3-0 during the final game of the Rwenzori Group regular season.

This match was played at the Kabale Municipal Stadium on Tuesday evening which drove the South Western based club to 40 points on the log above Kira United.

Now, Kabale Sharp will face Elgon Group’s Paidha Black Angels in the playoffs on Thursday at Lugogo.

During the second playoff game, Kyetume who are coached by former Onduparaka head coach Livingstone Charles Mbabazi will lock horns with Kitara who have been camped at the FUFA Technical Center since Monday.

“We have prepared well and also got the opportunity to train on the artifical turf at Njeru to get used to the playing surface that we shall use during the playoffs,” Kitara team manager-cum-CEO, Joshua Atugonza attested to Kawowo Sports.

The promotional final will then take place on Saturday before the grand finals between Rwenzori Group victors Nyamityobora Ankole United from Mbarara and Elgon Group champions Ndejje University Football Club.

Champion of the Rwenzori Group, Nyamityobora Ankole United became the first club to be promoted to the top flight division this season with three matches left on the menu.

They were recently joined by Luweero based Ndejje University F.C whose qualification was determined on the final day of the season after the goal-less draw at Kamuli Park.

Meanwhile, Ndejje University’s nemesis side Paidha Black Angels faded where it mattered most as they lost 1-0 against JMC Hippos at the dreaded Kakindu Stadium.

Last season, Mbarara City, Masavu and the 2016/17 FUFA Big League champions Maroons were promoted to the Uganda Premier League.

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

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