Paidha Black Angels Football Club finally returns to Zombo

The Bar Okoro playing field in Zombo, home to Paidha Black Angels FC has been finally cleared.

Paidha Black Angels Football Club will use their Bar Okoro playing ground in Zombo district for the very first time since being promoted from the FUFA Big League.

The ground has been undergoing a re-greening spree with 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 earlier inspection of the facility.

Paidha Black Angels have 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 URA on 6th March 2019.

There is excitement from Zombo concerning the return of the club to Bar Okoro stadium, a ground that had become into a slaughter house for many visiting clubs back then in the FUFA Big League.

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 thus far remains under renovation.

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