FUFA Big League Kicks Off: Saints Raid West Nile

Nicholas Odong (orange) in training at Namboole recently

Nicholas Odong (orange) in training at Namboole recently


The second tier football League in Uganda, the FUFA Big League kicks off this week at football grounds across the country.

According to fixtures released by FUFA’s competitions Committee, the action sets off in Arua where home team Mvara boys host The Saints FC.

But Maroons FC, Victors FC and Water FC have been excluded from this years FUFA BIG League after they failed to apply for registration.

In another development many teams have changed names and home venues. (We shall be updating the fixtures section of the website shortly-Admin) 

The Saints, who have been training at Namboole stadium for the last four weeks, traveled on Wednesday by road from Kampala, led by their coach Sheikh Hussein Mbalangu.

The Saints open against Mvara and travel to Moyo the next day to face Vuura FC on Saturday.

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Mbalangu has put trust in youth and many in his team will be playing Big League football for the very first time.

Many players were recruited from Mukono Pirates who dominated Mukono District football last season.

The Saints however have some experienced players in Geofrey Buni, Farook Kawooya who played in the Super division last season with Aurum Roses.

The Saints are without Rashid Kiyini who scored 30 goals last season, who is out injured. But they have firepower in Morris Karomunez, Nicholas Odong and Bukenya Kitata aka Benzema. They have speed at the flanks with Tony Magala and Ceaser Olega.

The Saints will rely on their trusted defence of Geoff Bwire aka airforce, Joseph Buure, Captain Umar Mulumba and Julius Madepi. Their midfield will be marshaled by Ivan Okot, Brian Mukasa

FUFA BIG LEAGUE: Opening Fixtures



Thursday 03/10/2013

Mvara Boys vs The Saints at Arua Public PS

Vurra vs VCC at Cele Cele-Moyo

Artland Koboko vs Gulu University Buziga Islamic


Saturday 05/10/2013

Mvara Boys vs VCC at Arua Public PS

Vurra vs The Saints at Cele Cele -Moyo

Baza Holdings vs Gulu University at Villa Park

Sunday 06/10/2013

Lweza vs Ndejje University at Kajjansi Clays

Mutundwe Lions vs Wandegeya at Kasenge PS


FUFA BIG LEAGUE: Opening Fixtures



Thursday 03/10/2013

Sadolin Paints vs Jinja MC at Bugembe Stadium


Saturday 05/10/2013

Kigezi Good Sam vs Kirinya Jinja SS at Kabaale Stadium

Soroti Garage vs Ngora Freda Carr at Soroti Stadium

Sunday 06/10/2013

Kumi University vs Hope Doves at Kumi University