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Big League: Arua Hill Win Away From Direct Promotion

Wednesday, June 9
*Maroons vs Kataka, Luzira Prisons Ground
*Gaddafi vs Arua Hill, Kyabazinga Stadium Bugembe
*Paidha Black Angels vs Calvary, Bar Okoro stadium
*Blacks Power vs Mbale Heroes, Emokori stadium
*Kigezi Homeboyz vs Terrazzo and Tiles, Kabale Municipal Ground
*Tooro United vs Luwero United, Mutesa II Stadium Wankulukuku
*Ndejje University vs Proline, Arena of Visions
*Water vs Nyamityobora, Kavumba Recreation Ground


Arua Hill Sports Club can seal direct promotion to Uganda Premier League with a game to spare if they beat Gaddafi FC in a Big League encounter this Wednesday.

Arua Hill sit top of the Elgon group with 26 points after 12 games while Gaddafi are behind in second, three points below.

The FUFA Big League is the second division of Uganda Football League system. Three teams are promoted from Big League to the UPL. The top team from each group (Rwenzori and Elgon) qualify automatically.

The second and third team from both groups battle for the remaining ticket.

Arua Hill, former Doves All Stars, are targeting direct promotion before going into the last game against relegated side Paidha Black Angels at Barifa

“We are in a new normal, we know anything can happen and we’re expecting such no wonder we came very early incase of any problem, we are already in the site,” Arua Hill coach Hussein Mbalangu is quoted by the club.

“It has a way of disorganizing because we had to travel the whole day, so we needed at least to rest but now we can not rest. That’s why we have come and trained the kind  of training we normally don’t do in the last session, but we had to kill the fatigue and maintain the fitness.”

“But the session has been okay, no body is injured, nobody is showing tiredness, their body is good and is adaptable. For us we always handle game per game, I know their targets are like ours which is to earn promotion. They play good game and equally us so people will watch interesting football.

Arua Hill, who are yet to lose a game this season, will be without former Onduparaka attacker Gaddafi Gadinho (suspension) while Allan Mugalu has travelled with the team.

Gaddafi will not only be looking to spoil Arua’s party but to also improve their promotional chances as well.

The Jinja-based money team fought twice from down to draw 2-2 when the sides met in Arua in the first round.

Gaddafi beat Paidha 6-2 in their last game with James Otim, Steven Munguchi, Frank Mulimi and Mark Bamukyaye all on target.


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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