The Saints, Maroons Promoted to Azam Uganda Premier League

Rwenzori Group:

The Saints F.C 1-0 Jinja Municipal Council

Synergy 0-1 Maroons

Ngora Freda Carr 1-0 Sporting United

Ndejje University 0-0 Water

Elgon Group:

Synergy 0-1 Maroons

Kireka 1-3 Kirinya/Jinja S.S

The two direct slots to the 2015/16 Azam Uganda Premier League have been determined on Thursday with the promotion of The Saints Fc and Maroons FC.


The two clubs won their respective last day fixtures of the 2014/15 season fixtures in their respective groups.

The Saints F.C won 1-0 against Jinja Municipal Council at the Nelson Mandela National stadium, Namboole in teh Rwenzori group and while Maroons making a return to the top flight were 0-1 away victors against Masaka side, Synergy FC. Ssali Musa scored the all important goal on 22minutes.

Maroons head coach Asaph Mwebaze was a delighted man after the game.

‘My players got he result we were looking for but the pressure was on us to win and qualify. The good thing, the referee allowed us to play out game properly. We are very happy to be back in the top flight’ said Mwebaze.

The Saints scored through lead striker, Alex Kitata in the opening half of the game well handled by FIFA referee, Brian Miiro Nsubuga.

The Saints coach Mark Twinamasiko equated the day to when he got an 2nd Upper Degree in Bachelors of Education at Uganda Christian University in 2010.

‘This is my greatest moment and achievement in football. My boys played under instructions. Our opponents are a very tough team but we managed to overcome them and join the big boys in the Uganda Premier League’ an excited Twinamasiko told moments after the decisive match.

The battle now awaits a third side that will be decided via play offs.

The play offs for promotion will be played starting Wednesday 13th May 2015.

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