ZOMBO. There were wild celebrations in Paidha town this evening as thousands of Paidha Black Angels fans took to the streets ridding, driving and running amidst blasts of trumpets in celebration of the entrance of their football club into Ugandas’ elite Premier league football.
The FUFA Big League side Paidha Black Angels made their historical step into the Azam Premier league after beating Kitara FC 4 to 2 goals in a penalty shootout after the 90 minutes game ended in a stalemate.
Paidha Fm radio re-laid the game live on their radio for the home fans while those with smart phones followed proceedings from the whatsApp group of the club and facebook.
The match played early this afternoon at Startimes stadium, Lugogo, Kampala drew multitude of Paidha Black Angels fans from the West Nile region and other parts of the country.
The Club’s entry into the Premier league is the first of its history since its inception in 1979.
The West Nile Web caught up with some of the fans celebrating in the streets of Paidha town saying it has been an amazing result and pledged total support to Paidha Black Angels FC.
Mc Captain Paul said it has been a long journey for the Black Angels to reach the Azam Premier league and above all gratitude goes to the almighty God for nurturing the team for the last 39 years.
“It has been a real struggle for the team in terms of finance because the team entirely depends on gate collections and hand outs from well wishers but today we are where no one thought we would be”, Captain Paul said.
The Club’s publicist, Mr Moses Amigo said the team’s outstanding performance has been as a result of team work and commitment to the game of football and that more is yet to come.
“I also congratulate our fans for their unfailing support to the Club and we promise to keep the candle burning however strong the wind may be”. He said.
He said the fans should expect the players back home by Monday or Tuesday but official communication will be made so that the fans can adequately prepare to give the players a befitting reception at Pakwach Bridge.
The match was attended by high profile FUFA officials and the Prime Ministers from the Alur and Bunyoro kingdoms the respective teams come from among other dignitaries.
The entrance of Paidha Black Angels (PBA) into the premier league brings to two the number of teams from West Nile region after Onduparaka FC two years ago.
Founded in 1979, Paidha Black Angels FC has remained without sponsorship prompting the club to rely on loyal fans as its source of income.