Ronald Bithum Nsumbiano celebrates his late equalizer against Arua Hill at Barifa play ground in Arua city.

FUFA Big League 2021 (Match Day 6):

Thursday, April 22, 2021: Elgon Group

  • Arua Hill 2-2 Gaddafi

Special moments in life are always reserved for special personalities at special occasions and on special timings.

Gaddafi Football Club forward Ronald Bithum Nsumbiano is a special character.

With an eminent win for Arua Hill Football Club, Nsumbiano had completely different ideas altogether for visiting Gaddafi at the dreaded Barifa ground in the West Nile region city of Arua.

The diminutive albeit skilled forward scored at the death of the game to give the visitors a point on the road.

Arua Hill had taken an early lead through former Uganda Cranes forward Ceaser Samson Okhuti off an assist by left back Dan Birikwalira.

The home side suffered a setback with Okhuti’s injury on 17 minutes and he was replaced by Alfred Leku.

The lead was neutralized by Mark Bamukyaaye’s penalty as the opening stanza ended one goal apiece.

Upon resumption in the second half, the Leopards gained a numerical advantage when Gaddafi’s Frank Mulimi was sent for an early shower following a foul on Rashid Yekini three minutes to the hour mark.

Arua Hill restored their lead their former Vipers, Express, Proline, and Onduparaka forward Leku in the 69th minute.

Nsumbiano then grabbed a late-late equalizer as the two sides settled for at least a point.

Gaddafi returns from the West Nile region with four points off two matches following their earlier 1-0 win over Paidha Black Angels at the Bar Okoro stadium.

Arua Hill is now level on points as Kataka – Mbale (12 points) but the West Nile side has a superior goal difference.

Kataka had earlier on Wednesday edged Maroons 1-0 at the Mbale Municipal stadium.

Gaddafi faces Calvary this coming Saturday in Jinja whilst Arua Hill makes the trip to Zombo to play Paidha Black Angels.

Meanwhile, tears were witnessed at the same Mbale Municipal Stadium when Power registered a 1-0 late victory over Mbale Heroes.

Innocent Maduka, a talented Nigerian netted the winner at the death.

In the other Elgon group contest, Allan Kabonge’s coached Paidha Black Angels lost yet another match, falling 2-1 away to newly-promoted Calvary at the Green Light Stadium in Arua.

Paidha Black Angels remains win-less in as many as 6 matches this season.

Rwenzori Group:

Tooro United overcame newly promoted Luwero United 3-0 at the Kosovo playground in Kasaana, Luwero district.

Marvin Oshaba scored a brace and Julius Pilot got the other as Tooro United extended their lead to 5 points, adrift of second-placed Proline.

Proline played to a one-all draw by Ndejje University at the MTN Omondi stadium in Lugogo on the same day.

In the Western derby, Terrazo and Tiles played to a one-all draw with Kigezi Home Boyz at the Kakyeka stadium in Mbarara city.

Next Match:

Matchday 6 winds down on Friday, 23rd April 2021 has one game between Nyamityobora and Water at the Kakyeka stadium, Mbarara city.

Three clubs shall be promoted to the Uganda Premier League next season.

Like the norm has been over the years, the top clubs per group earn direct promotion with the third one determined via a promotional playoff.

Other Results:

Elgon Group:

  • Calvary  2-1 Paidha Black Angels
  • Mbale Heroes 0-1 Blacks Power

Rwenzori Group:

  • Luwero United 0-3 Tooro United
  • Terrazo and Tiles 1-1 Kigezi Home Boyz
  • Proline 1-1 Ndejje University

Wednesday, April 21, 2021:

Elgon Group:

  • Kataka 1-0 Maroons

Friday, April 23, 2021:

  • Nyamityobora Vs Water – Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara City (4 PM)

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

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