already won promotion, were to face off later in a top place finish.
The big- spending University side scored two goals in each half from Moses Gaale, Edrine Kagende and substitute Ronald Kirumira to send Aurum Roses to the Big League for an extra year. Clad in red colours other than their usual blue and /or white, Ivan Zoric’s boys started with the right body language, and capitalized on defensive errors from Aurum to put smiles on their bosses.
In fact it was apparent that from their January window acquisitions of Andrew Mwesigwa's Young brother and team captain Tonny Waiswa, Denis Guma (from Villa), Said Malidad Bukenya (Masaka L.C), Allan Tomusange (Proline soccer Academy), Isaac Bisaso (Simba), custodian Zakariah (KCCA F.C) and European import Illic Milos (Serbia).
Victoria came into this match missing out six starting players, but their solid midfield always maintained by Denis Guma’s made forward runs, it was evident Aurum would not steal the show.
Prior to this fixture, Victoria held no upper hand, having won one of the two encounters between the two sides in the league and lost the other though with a slight margin. A delighted Zoric was quick to comment. “We have young players and our ultimate target was to finish top and get into the super league.”
Meanwhile, it is as well rumoured that the wealthy club had already sealed a pre-season deal with Maroons FC’s George Abege, and Hoima Busia defender Monica once they qualified for the Super league.
In the top finish play off , Kiira Young and Entebbe FC had to settle matters from the spot kick on 25 minutes when Henry Nyanzi struck the game’s only goal as Frank ‘Video’ Anyau’s Entebbe edged George Ssimwogerere’s side to lift the Big League championship.