BIG LEAGUE: Kitara out to seal promotion with win over relegated Adjumani TC

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Sinan RAJUB SENOGA 

Kitara FC will automatically gain promotion back to the Uganda Premier League if they win against Adjumani Town Council at Paridi Stadium in West Nile.

The Sam Simbwa coached side currently leads the Big League table with 55 points and will go to 59 points in case of victory to seal a place in next season’s Uganda Premier League.

Kitara come into the encounter after securing a comprehensive 5-1 win over Soroti City in Hoima thanks to a Paul Mucureezi brace and goals from George Senkaaba, Edson Agondeze and Paddy Muhumuza.

Their opponents Adjumani TC lost 5-0 to Mbarara City in Kakyeka and subsequently got relegated with two games to play.

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Coming into this encounter, Kitara will be without defender Samuel Adibo who is nursing a shoulder injury.

Charles Kyomuhendo is also ruled out after receiving a compassionate leave following a loss of his relative.

Clinton Kamugisha, Derrick Byabachwezi and Abasi Kateregga have all been included in the traveling squad and will be in contention to play.

Irrespective of results from other games, a victory will send Kitara back to the topflight for the first time since 2019.

Elsewhere Mbarara City will visit neighbors Kaaro Karungi while NEC host Kyetume at Bugolobi. Police visit Booma in Masindi.

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Thursday Fixtures
• Soroti City vs Luweero United – Soroti
• Lugazi FC vs Kataka FC – Lugazi
• Jinja North United vs Calvary FC – Bugembe
• Booma FC vs Police FC – Masindi
• Northern Gateway vs Ndejje University – Gate Stadium
• Kaaro Karungi vs Mbarara City – Ibanda
• Adjumani TC vs Kitara FC – Paridi
• NEC FC vs Kyetume – Bugolobi

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