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Paidha Black Angels return to Zombo

Uganda Premier League debutants Paidha Black Angels Football Club can finally use Bar Okoro playing grounds in Zombo district for the first time upon being promoted from the FUFA Big League.

The ground was previously reported to be undergoing re-greening with an extra establishment of a dressing room as well as a perimeter fencing.

The decision for Paidha Black Angels to use Bar Okoro was one of the resolutions passed by the 19th FUFA Executive committee meeting that convened on Thursday, 14th February 2019 at FUFA House in Mengo, Kampala.

This followed a recommendation by the FUFA club licensing committee following an earlier inspection of the facility.

Paidha Black Angels has been however cautioned to ensure that the minimum requirements for the club licensing are maintained for the rest of the season.

The Blacks host struggling Nyamityobora Football Club on Thursday, 21st February 2019 in the very first game of the top flight division at Bar Okoro.

Previously, Paidha Black Angels has been hosting their matches at Green Light Stadium, Arua – home to rivals Onduparaka.

Onduparaka was charging a minimum of Shs 800,000 per game for hire of the Green Light Stadium.

After the Nyamityobora game, Paidha Black Angels will then travel away two matches to Maroons and Mbarara City before returning to Zombo against Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) on 6th March 2019.

"The return of Paidha Black Angels Football Club to the Bar Okoro Stadium in Zombo is a big boost for us in these remaining matches. The fans, players and management are all excited.

"We can not wait to host our first home game in Zombo. There is a prayer session that has been organized at Okoro Stadium," Steven Akena, CEO, Paidha Black Angels Football Club

Bar Okoro (Zombo), Kakindu (Jinja) and Kakyeka (Mbarara) were the grounds that were initially deemed unfit to host top-flight matches by the FUFA Club licensing committee.

Kakyeka was a month later cleared following upgrades on the playing surface, dressing rooms and the internal perimeter fencing.

Kakindu Stadium still remains under renovation.

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