Kitara Football Club has today Thursday, May 11, 2023, been promoted to the 2023/24 StarTimes Uganda Premier League after humiliating Adjumani Town Council in a master class showdown game held at Paridi Stadium in Adjumani District.
The Hoima-based team confirmed their return to top flight after securing a 3-0 win away to already relegated Adjumani Town Council.
Goals from Paul Mucureezi, George Ssenkaaba and Paddy Muhumuza put the Pride of Bunyoro on top of the table when it collected the maximum points and consequently gaining promotion since they now have 58 points with just a difference of one point from their rivals Mbarara City and with just a game to end the season.
It should be noted that Kitara first gained promotion during the 2020/21 season but was relegated in the same campaign.
Since then, the Royals have been playing in the second division until today when they confirmed their return to top flight football.
Kitara came into today’s game needing just victory from the final two games to secure promotion.
This is what they did with their performance on the day showing a side full of determination.
Mucureezi who had scored in the previous two games opened the scores two minutes after half hour mark with a well curled free kick.
Ssenkaaba doubled the visitor’s advantage just after the break; thanks to a good assist from Mucureezi.
Midfielder Muhumuza put the game beyond Adjumnai’s reach with a header in the 66th minute off Moses Sseruyidde’s free kick.
Kitara FC are still at summit with 58 points after 29 matches while Adjumani Town Council are 15th with 26 points in 29 matches.
Kitara will next host Karo Karungi on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at Kigaaya Church of Uganda primary school playground and it will be looking to be crowned champions of this season’s FUFA Big League.