Kyetume Football Club players and coach Allan Kabonge Kivewala celebrate (Photo: John Batanudde)

FUFA Big League (2018/19):

  • Promotional final: Kyetume 4-1 Kansai Plascon
  • Main Championship final: Proline 1-0 Wakiso Giants
  • Most Valuable Player (MVP): Bright Anukani (Proline)
  • Top Scorer: Ivan Bogere (Proline) – 14 Goals
  • Promoted clubs: Proline, Wakiso Giants and Kyetume

Kyetume F.C completed the three clubs that were promoted from the 2018/19 FUFA Big League to the top tier division, Uganda Premier League to start with the 2019/2020 season.

Christened as the ‘Slaughters’, Kyetume Football Club easily beat Kansai Plascon 4-1 during the promotional final played at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo on Saturday, 18th May 2019.

Veteran striker Robert Ssentongo scored a hat-trick in the game where dead ball specialist Benon Tahomera, a lanky defender had given the Mukono based side the lead.

Left footed burly forward Henry Kitegenyi pulled a goal back for Kansai Plason.

Action between Kyetume and Kansai Plascon at the Star Times Stadium during the promotional final (Photo: John Batanudde)

It was history in the making for Kyetume coaches Jackson ‘Mia-Mia’ Mayanja and Allan ‘The Messiah’ Kivewala Kabonge.

Mayanja, a Uganda Cranes legend has now promoted two clubs from the lower tier to flight after Lyantonde –URA back in the days.

Kabonge’s list of promoted clubs is now swelling having worked with Aurum Roses, Onduparaka, Masavu, Paidha Black Angels and lately Kyetume.

There is no magic but it is about work. When they say Allan Kabonge has work, this is exactly what is being meant. I have work and in quality. I thank my mentor Jackson Mayanja, the players, fans and team management. We have worked for it and been patient.

Allan ‘The Messiah’ Kivewala Kabonge, coach Kyetume Football Club
Jackson ‘Mia-Mia’ Mayanja celebrates after Kyetume’s qualification to the Uganda Premier League (Photo: John Batanudde)
Jackson Mayanja with senior player Vincent Kayizzi Walugembe (Photo: John Batanudde)

Meanwhile, during the main championship final, Shafik Bisaso’s Proline edged Wakiso Giants 1-0 in the well contested finale.

Bright Anukani scored on the half hour mark for the lone strike of the game well defended until the climax of the game.

Anukani was named the Big League most valuable player (MVP).

His teammate, Ivan Bogere finished with 14 goals in the regular season to take the golden boot.

Kyetume Football Club player acknowledge support from their fans (Photo: John Batanudde)

Money distribution:

FUFA Big League champions Proline earned Shs 10M.

Runners up Wakiso Giants pocketed Shs 5M and Kyetume got Shs 3.5M.

Light SS smiled with 2M. Each of the individual winners Anukani, Bogere and Mutumba were rewarded with Shs 3M to be shared equally.

Kyetume, Proline and Wakiso Giants will qualify to the Uganda Premier League to replace the relegated trio of Paidha Black Angels, Nyamitybora and Ndejje University.

The new season of the Uganda Premier League will kick off in late August 2019.

FUFA Big League Awards 2018/19 season 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)
  • Fair play Award:  Light SS (UGX 2m)
  • Golden Glove: Ivan Mutumba (Wakiso Giants) – Recorded 9clean sheets, 15 games, UGX 1m)
  • Golden Boot: Ivan Bogere  (14 goals-Proline FC, UGX 1m)
  • MVP: Bright Anukani (Proline FC, UGX 1m)

* Dove FC and UPDF FC each received Shs 1M

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

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