Proline Soccer Club became the third club to join the Azam Uganda Premier league after winning the promotional play-off 4-1 against Lira’s Sporting United at Nakivubo Stadium on Sunday, 22nd May 2016.
Baker Mbowa’s coached side joined Onduparaka (from Arua) and Kirinya-Jinja S.S as the three sides promoted to the Azam Uganda Premier league starting with the season of 2016/17.
Gift Ali put Proline in the lead as early as the 23rd minute. The goal was cancelled in the 38th minute through Dickens Okwi’s penalty.
Proline skipper Simon Monie Mbaziira scored a second half penalty to restore the lead before their lead striker, Edris Lubega added two more goals to cap a memorable evening that marked their return to the premier league.
Mbazira was later red-carded with 10 minutes to go for unsporting conduct.
In the main final, Kirinya-Jinja S.S overcame Onduparaka 2-0 courtesy of strikes from Musa Mugumba and Joel Madondo in either halves to win the FUFA Big league title.
The play-offs were watched by a mammoth crowd that included FUFA 3rd Vice president, Dennis Ssebuggwawo Mbidde, Uganda Cranes head coach, Milutin Sredojevic, Arua Municipality MP Bernard Atiku, Kachumbari MP, Patrick Isiagi Opoloti, FUFA officials among others.
Kirinya – Jinja is now overall champion of the 2015/16 FUFA Big league.
Fair-play Award: Bukedea Town Council
Best Coach: Allan Kabonge Kivewala (Onduparaka)
Most Valuable Player: Muhammed Shaban (Onduparaka)
Top Scorer: Edris Lubega (Proline) – 19 Goals (Regular Season)
Best Goalkeeper: Ikara Latom (Kirinya-Jinja S.S)
Best On-line: Chimp Reports
Best T.V: Top Television
Best Print: Red Pepper
Best Radio: Bukedde F.M