Gaining promotion to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League was the main target for Proline coach Shafiq Bisaso from the onset after they faced the drop in the 2017/2018 season.
Currently, Proline are enjoying their best season since their inception in 2006, under Bisaso the team has not only gained automatic qualification to the top flight, they are also in the final of the Stanbic Uganda Cup.
On Thursday, goals by Joseph Mandela and Bright Anukani helped Proline to a 2-0 win over Kabale Sharp, a win that seemed easier than they thought.
The hosts kicked off the game on a high note getting two corners in a space of four minutes but Proline’s defence dealt with the situation responsibly.
Mandela broke the deadlock in the sixth minute with a tap in after a Bright Anukani corner was headed in play by Ibrahim Ssendi.
The Viali Bainomugisha coached side kept on pressing for a leveller but this wasn’t achieved as silky midfielder Bright Anukani doubled the visitors’ lead with a free kick from 25 yards after Ibrahim Bonyo was brought down.
Ivan Bogere missed getting onto the scoresheet a few minutes to half time thanks to the timely save from the Kabale Sharp custodian.
In the second stanza, Proline made a quick change, James Begesa came on for Bonyo and later Hakim Kiwanuka and Emmanuel Asiku replaced skipper Noordin Bunjo and Bogere respectively.
With a quarter an hour left on the clock, Proline’s custodian Hassan Matovu denied the visitors a would-be consolation with a sensational save.
The hosts kept on attacking but the Proline backline of Mustafa Mujuzi, Ibrahim Ssendi, Ssaka Mpiima and Richard Ajuna beautifully dealt with all the threats until full time. The win meant Proline move on 42 points thus toping the FUFA Big League Rwenzori group.
They now become the second team to get promoted to the top flight after Wakiso Giants with Kansai Plascon, Dove FC, Kyetume FC and UPDF FC waiting for play offs to find out the third team to be promoted.