Wakiso Giants players

Wakiso Giants Football Club have become the first team to be promoted to the 2019/20 StarTimes Uganda Premier League from the FUFA Big League.

This was after their 2-1 win against Entebbe FC in a game played at Kyabazinga stadium on Thursday afternoon. Norman Ogik and Ivan Kiweewa scored for Wakiso while John Wesley Kisakye scored for Entebbe.

The victory moved the Purple Sharks to 40 points, four above second placed Kyetume FC with just a game left to play.

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The result also meant that Entebbe Football Club was relegated to Buganda Regional League after gaining 16 points from 19 matches played.

The FUFA Big League was started in 2009 as the second tier of Ugandan football and three clubs are promoted each season to the Uganda Premier League.

It consists of two groups; the Elgon and Rwenzori group where the table leaders in each qualify directly.

The other four (those finishing second and third in both groups) are engaged in promotional play off.

Wakiso Giants have been promoted as the Elgon group leaders while the Rwenzori group will go down to the last matchday where Proline FC are in good position to secure automatic promotion.

Proline lost a chance to seal promotion after drawing 1-1 against second-placed Kansai Plascon. Their final game is against Kabale Sharp FC.

Ndejje University FC, Nyamitobora FC and Paidha Black Angels SC are the three clubs that have been relegated from the 2018/19 Uganda Premier League and will play in the Fufa Big League next season.

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