Maroons look to edge close to promotion

By Shafik Ssenoga

Victory today will draw them ever closer to joining the top flight.

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FUFA BIG LEAGUE (Today at 4pm)

Elgon Group

Bright Light v Ndejje University - Lira

Paidha Black Angels v Kira United - Zombo

Doves All Stars v ArtlandKatale - Arua

Maroons v Sporting United Prisons - Luzira

Rwenzori Group

Entebbe v Water - Entebbe

Baza Holdings v Hope Doves - Kawempe

Airtel Kitara v Mbarara City -Hoima

Maroons FC are five points away from Premier League promotion ahead of their FUFA Big League game today against Sporting United in the Elgon Group.

The Luzira-based side are table toppers on 39 points, four adrift of second-placed Ndejje University.

Victory today will draw them ever closer to joining the top flight.

Elsewhere, Paidha Black Angels face Kira United in Barokoro-Zombo in the same group. Paidha are fourth on the table on 30 points, four below third-placed Kira United but Paidha have a game in hand.

In Lira, Ndejje University entertain Bright Light while Doves All Stars play Artland Katale in Arua.

In the Rwenzori Group, Airtel Kitara face Mbarara City in Boma ground in Hoima while Baza Holdings will battle Hope Doves in Kawempe.

At Bugonga, home side Entebbe will play Water. Masavu who won't be in action today lead the group on 46 points and only need a win to be promoted.

At the end of the regular season leaders from both groups (Elgon and Rwenzori) are promoted to the topflight automatically  while the second  and third  teams in both groups go for play-offs to decide the other  team to join the Azam Uganda Premier League.