FUFA Big League (Thursday Results)
- Airtel Kitara 4-2 Mbarara City
- Entebbe 0-2 Water
- Baza Holdings 0-0 Hope Doves
- Maroons 4-1 Sporting United
- Bright light 1-1 Ndejje University
- Paidah Black Angels 0-0 Kira United
- Doves All Stars 1-0 Artland Katale
Masavu Football Club has earned direct promotion to the Uganda Premier League.
Their promotion was confirmed by Airtel Kitara’s 4-2 victory over visiting Mbarara City at the Boma Stadium in Hoima on Thursday.
The loss means Mbarara City trails Masavu by 13 points with just 3 games to play while second placed Nyamtyobora and third placed Synergy can not catch up as well.
The Katabi becomes the first club to be elevated the top flight division for the next season 2017/18.
An overwhelmed Masavu head coach, Allan Kabonge Kivewala expressed delighted on learning of the news that rivals Mbarara City had lost.
I am so happy. We have been working together as a team and it does not surprise me got promoted on a day when we did not enter the field of play.
I have always told the public I am the messiah of Uganda’s football. I am excited and glory be to God.
To Kabonge, this is the third side that he has guided to promotion after Aurum Roses and Onduparaka Football Club.
Meanwhile, in the Elgon group, Maroons won 4-1 over Lira’s Sporting United as they neared promotion.
Maroons have fetched 42 points from 20 games, 6 clear of second placed Ndejje University who were held 1-1 by Bright Light.