July 5, 2022

Big League shaped, all 16 teams known

By Brian Aheebwa
Soroti FC | Courtesy Image

Ahead of the 2022/23 FUFA Big League season, all the 16 teams that will participate in Uganda’s second-tier division are known.

Eight teams have been promoted from the different Regional Leagues, five were maintained from last season, while three were demoted from the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

Lugazi FC were promoted from the Buganda Regional League after edging Kajjansi United FC 1-0 in the playoff final.

Kampala Regional League produced National Enterprise Corporation Football Club (NEC FC) following a 1-0 playoff final victory over Water FC.

After a 0-0 draw, Kaaro Karungi FC needed a 4-3 victory in the shootouts to edge Kigezi HomeBoyz FC in the Western Regional League playoff final.

Kaaro Karungi FC | Courtesy Images

In the West Nile Regional League playoff final, Adjumani Town Council FC edged Nebbi Central FC 1-0.

Jinja North United FC earned a Big League slot at the expense of Mbale Heroes FC following a 1-0 win in the Eastern Regional League playoff final.

The Northern Regional League playoff final was won by Gateway FC who saw off Young Elephants FC 5-4 in the penalties given that both sides had drawn 2-2.

Soroti City FC were crowned champions of the North East Regional League following a 1-0 win over Basere FC in extra time.

Booma FC’s 2-0 victory over Rwenzori Lions FC in the Kitara Regional League playoff final was enough to earn them a promotion to the Big League.

Calvary FC, Kataka FC, Ndejje University FC, Kitara FC, and Luwero United FC were the five teams that retained their places in the Big League from last season.

Meanwhile, Police FC, Mbarara City FC, and Tooro United FC were the three teams that were relegated from the SUPL and will feature in the Big League next season.

On the other hand, Blacks Power FC, Maroons FC, and Kyetume FC were the three promoted teams from the Big League and will play in the SUPL next campaign.

It should be noted Proline FC, MYDA FC, and Nyamityobora FC are the three teams that were relegated to the Regional League from the Big League.

Big League teams and their location: Adjumani T/C – Adjumani, Booma FC – Masindi, Calvary FC – Yumbe, Jinja North FC – Jinja, Kaaro Karungi – Ibanda, Kataka FC – Mbale, Kitara FC – Hoima, Lugazi FC – Lugazi, Luwero United – Luwero, Mbarara City – Mbarara, NEC – Kampala, Ndejje University – Ndejje, Northern Gateway – Lira, Police FC – Kampala, Soroti City- Soroti, Tooro United – Fort Portal

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