Speaking shortly after the final, the Government Chief Whip Hon. Denis Hamson Obua who was the chief guest congratulated the West Nile Province team and challenged the FUFA team to shift their focus and tap more talent from Northern Uganda.
The home victory was the determinant for Lango Province to progress on 3:2 aggregate to meet West Nile Province in the finals come January. West Nile eliminated Acholi province on a 2:1 aggregate in their second playoff.
Karim Ndugwa was the first to net a goal for BUL FC in the 49th minute, Richard Wandyaka increased the tally when he scored the second goal in the 63rd minute whereas Frank Kalanda sealed off the win with a header in the 77the minute of the game.
This follows Mubiru’s successful appeal against the sanctions imposed on him by the FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Committee for alleged breach of Article 13 of the FUFA Disciplinary Code and Article 31 of the FUFA Competitions Rules.
"A draw is not bad for us while away from home and we believe it will help us to create winning chances during our upcoming home game against Tooro United FC," Bright Star's interim head coach Simon Peter Mugerwa said.
Uganda’s lone goal was scored through a penalty by team captain Fauzia Najjemba in the 73rd minute of the game. With the current result, Uganda maintains the first position of the tournament’s table standings, followed by fellow title contender, Ethiopia.
On Sunday, 32 youths from different parts of Eastern Uganda underwent trials at the Njeru based FUFA technical center in Buikwe district. Twenty participants made it through the trials, which included physical fitness, health checks and dribbling skills.
“Football is won through moments and She-Maroons had their moment, which they used to score a winning goal. We are first-timers in this elite league and for sure the girls, most of whom are ordinary Level students, played their best, they have received the necessary exposure and if circumstances allow, they will play much better next season,” he said.
Lady Doves lost the FWSL title to Kawempe during the 2018/2019 season as both sides presented the much-needed rhythm to excel to the finals. Lady Doves ‘suffered a thigh injury during the first half of the quarter-final match. Ikwaput, who currently prides in seven goals earned from four games, has been earmarked as the club’s matchmaker due to her speed in getting the ball into their opponents' nets.