Kyetume FC sealed the final qualification slot in next season’s Star Times Uganda Premier League with a convincing 4-1win over Kansai Plascon.
The Mukono based side join Proline FC and Wakiso Giants who gained direct promotion in the regular season.
Veteran and evergreen forward Robert Sentongo grabbed the headlines with a hatrick in the match that was attended by a mammoth crowd at the Star Times stadium on Saturday evening.
The Mukono based side drew first blood with a well direct free kick from lanky defender Benon Tahomera that went past the Plascon wall and custodian Zakharia Nsubuga.
Five minutes later, Sentongo doubled Kyetume’s lead from a header to pile more misery on the painters.
With Plascon now looking disorganised, head coach Angelo Lwenyesi made his first change in the 29th minute with Micheal Bugembe coming on for Davis Kamista.
Plascon then lauched attacks to the enemies territory but the defence marshaled by Tahomera was alert to deal with all the threats to ensure they go to dressing room with a confortable 2-0 lead.
Just like it was in the first stanza, Kyetume began in high gear and in the 56 minute Sentongo made it three with a pochers’ strike past Nsubuga.
Both sides made changes in the 54th minute that saw Luchachimba Gashom paving way for Ali Ngobi for Kyetume and Nasset Muzamir coming on for skipper Daniel Ekoyu.
Sentongo then completed his hatrick capitalising on a Vicent Kayizzi assist in the 72nd minute to make it 4-0.
With one minute to normal time, the Painters pulled one goal back through Henry Kitegenyi header in the 89th minute to make it 4-1.
The victory confirmed Kyetume will play in the Uganda’s most prestigeous league next season for the first time in their history after failing to make it last season in the playoffs.
It was again history in the making for Kyetume assistant coach Allan Kabonge as he guided the fourth team in four consecutive years to the topflight.