By OJOK MICHAEL
KAMPALA- There is profound excitement in Kampala and as reported in Arua town after the Arua based side, Paidha Black Angels (PBA) got promoted from FUFA Big League to the Azam Uganda Premier League (AUPL) on Sunday.
A 4-2 win against Kitara FC in the FUFA big league playoff at Star Times stadium in Lugogo, Kampala caused the promotion.
Allan Kabonge, the PBA coach is the first coach to guide three different clubs to Uganda`s top tier Football league in the country.
In a telephone interview with TND Sports, Kabonge said: “Taking three different clubs to Azam Uganda Premier League was dreams come true after i signed for the Paidha based club early this year.”
“When I signed for Paidha Black Angels from Lira United early this year, I knew I was up for a hard and huge task because no other coach has done that in Ugandan football history. The promotion of my club is dreams come true for me.” Kabonge added.
Kabonge had initially guided Onduparaka FC and Masavu FC to the Azam Uganda Premier League before he left for Lira’s struggling side, Lira United.
Paidha Black Angles’ Chief Executive Officer, Sam Komakech says the four year wait is over now and the club shall begin focusing on building the team to play in Azam Uganda Premier next season.
“We appreciate our fans that converged from all corners including Arua town, Gulu town, Hoima among other districts to show support for the club (Paidha Black Angles) against Kitara FC,” Komakech told our Reporter on Sunday.
Paidha Black Angles is now the fourth club from West Nile region to play in Uganda`s top league after Ediofe Hills, Arua Central and Onduparaka FC.
One of the Paidha Black Angles fans Derrick Passy who travelled from Arua said, “It is time for northern Uganda to present two clubs in the league.”
He added: “This is the first time in Ugandan football history for two clubs to play in the country`s op football league from West Nile region.”