After seven months of inactivity due to covid-19, Uganda has witnessed it’s first competitive games with two played in the FUFA Big league semifinal play-offs at the FUFA technical center, Njeru.
Kitara edged Kataka 7-6 on penalties after a barren normal time, while Kiboga Young boosted its chances of playing top league football next season when it outclassed Ndejje University 3-1.
Kiboga came from a goal down to secure a finals appearances and another chance for head coach Richard Makumbi to yet again promote another team to the top tier.
“We aren’t there yet. This one is gone. We wait for the next which is the determinant. For now, resting is of the essence because we fought hard and must be tired” said Makumbi who has promoted several clubs to the top tier in Uganda and Kenya including reigning Ugandan champions Vipers.
The double-header was played behind closed doors and preceded by a minute’s silence for those that have succumbed to covid-19. There were also strict protocols to adhere to government and health standards in the country that has 10,455 covid cases,6901 recoveries, and unfortunately 96 deaths.
But when Kitara and Kiboga walk onto the stage in Wednesday’s final, they will not think about covid but seek the final slot in Uganda’s top flight that accommodates 16 teams.