Maroons could be back in the UPL

Four teams tussle it out for the three promotional slots to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League and winning the 2021/2022 championship while others are fighting relegation to stay in the StarTimes FUFA Big League ahead of the final match day on Thursday 28th April, 2022.

Blacks Power FC, Kataka FC, Maroons FC and Kyetume FC can emerge winner of the season depending on the outcome of the final matches in which they will be involved.

The games to watch as the season concludes are; Kataka Vs Kyetume at the Mbale Municipal Stadium, Blacks Power Vs Luweero United at the Akibua Memorial Stadium, Nyamityobora Vs Maroons at the Kakyeeka Stadium and Ndejje University hosting Kitara at the Arena of Visions in Ndejje.

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The winner of the 2021/2022 could be crowned from Mbarara, Lira or Mbale.

Kataka FC Vs Kyetume FC

A do or die encounter with all teams eyeing nothing than victory to guarantee their promotion to the top flight League.

The previous games weren’t good for the two with Kataka picking just a point off Blacks Power while Kyetume shockingly lost to relegation bound Proline at their own backyard.

The hosts sit on top of the log with thirty six (36) points while the visiting side is fourth on the table with thirty four (34) points. A draw will be to Kataka’s advantage while Kyetume need nothing than a win to confirm their return to the only league that matters.

Blacks Power Vs Luweero United

This is another anticipated thrilling encounter with both teams having genuine reasons to collect maximum points.  The Lira based hosts are promotion contenders while the visiting Kosovo Boys need atleast a point to survive relegation.

The Vialli Bainomugisha Coached Blacks Power is second on the table with thirty six (36) points the same with table leaders Kataka FC also same goal difference but separated by the goals scored while Luweero United is seventh on the table after collecting twenty five (25) points.

Nyamityobora Vs Maroons

It seems a walk in the park for the visiting Prisons side because the hosting Mbarara based team are playing for pride after confirming their relegation to the Western Regional League next season. The third placed Maroons need to win the game to be assured of the place in the SUPL come next season.

Ndejje Vs Kitara

This is a one game to determine Ndejje’s future in the StarTimes FUFA Big League.  The University side which has collected twenty three (23) points need a win to surpass Proline FC which has collected twenty five (25) points. The opponents of Calvary have nothing to lose and safe with twenty seven points on the log.

FUFA confirmed that the Winner of the 2021/2022 StarTimes FUFA Big League will be crowned the following day a few hours after the end of the fixtures.

“The Crowning ceremony will be delayed until Friday 29th April 2022 for a team that will have emerged winner of the Competition. The venue that produces the new winner of this season on Thursday is where the crowning ceremony will be held the following day. The FUFA Competitions Department and Events Management Office are handling the details of the Grand Finale and will be communicated during the meetings they will hold on the eve of the matches,” the FUFA Communications Director Ahmed Hussein noted.

Table standings ahead of final day

The top three teams will be promoted to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League while the bottom three drop to the Regional Leagues.

The fixtures: Thursday 28th April, 2022

Nyamityoora FC vs Maroons FC at Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara

Kataka FC vs Kyetume FC, Mbale Municipal Stadium, Mbale

Blacks Power FC vs Luweero United FC, Akiibua Memorial Stadium, Lira.

Calvary FC vs MYDA FC- Green Light Stadium, Arua

Ndejje University FC vs Kitara FC-Arena of Visions, Ndejje