Big League Results
Sadolin Bugembe 2 – 0 Rwenshama
Artland – K 1 – 1 The Saints
Kumi University 1 – 1 Mbale Heores
Wandegeya 1 – 0 Ndejje University
Hope Doves 0 – 1 Kirinya/Jinja S.S
Busia United 0 – 0 Jinja MC
Lweza – Mvara Boys (Mvara Boys fail to make it)
Jinja based FUFA Big league side Sadolin Paints are the first team to get promoted to the FUFA Super league after beating second placed KJT Rwenshama 2-0 at Bugembe stadium on Thursday.
Sadolin Bugembe now have 39 points, 10 ahead of Rwenshama in the Elgon group log.
Sadolin Paints manger, Saidi Kakunku told Red Pepper Online edition in a call chat the Sadolin players had never doubted they would succeed despite the unpredictability of life in the Big league.
“We’ve had belief all the way through the season. I think we can look back and see when we played hard games and had that never-say-die attitude. That helped us immensely and it’s testimony to the players and staff that everyone’s worked really well together,”
“The boys never panicked. They stuck at our game and knew Sadolin were playing good football. Every team has results which aren’t going to go their way but we won so many games in a row and that really propelled us to the top of the league.
“It’s a great day and I’m really really delighted – but it’s by no means over.”
Team tactician Musafili Semaddu, gave his reaction, saying: “It feels fantastic. We did our job on and we still have three games to go so we just want to concentrate on becoming champions now.
“It is definitely the greatest achievement of my career so far to achieve promotion. It is amazing and something I haven’t done before.
Among the architects of Sadolin’s surge to glory include Bul FC recruit Ronald Mutebi and Pauleta Emenyu though they missed the services of their experienced goal keeper Didi Mohamed and right back Joseph Ssemwogerere who joined Kenyan side Nakumatt FC and Tanzania side Mtibwa Sugar in January respectively.
Each of the 2 group winners in the Elgon and Rwenzori groups qualifies directly to the top flight football division while the subsequent 2 best teams per group make it to the play offs to determine the third side which will play in next year’s FUFA super league.
In the other Elgon group fixtures played yesterday, Hope Doves were beaten 1-0 by Jinja SS/Kirinya at Namboole stadium while Kumi University drew 1-1 with Mbale Heroes in Kumi.
In Rwenzori group, Lweza stand a chance to earn 3 goals and 3 points after Mvara Boys failed to honour their fixture at Lweza.
At Buziga Islamic school play grounds, Artland K and The Saints played to a 1 all draw.
Badru Ssekanyi notched Artland’s opener in the 38th minute before Nelson Ssempagala headed Vianey Ssekajugo’s cross 2 minutes later.
At Kitezi play grounds, home side, Wandegeya recorded a 1 – 0 win over Ndejje University.