ZOMBO. Paidha Black Angels (PBA) Fc has edged Nyamityobora Fc 2 goals to 0 in their first Uganda Premier league home match played at Barokoro stadium this season.
The win brought some hope of surviving the red zone of relegation with 12 points earned on Thursday but still lives them on the bottom of the table with Nyamitobora above them though on goal difference.
Dickens Okwir, who scored a brace, was also crowned man of the match amidst deafening cheers from fans.
There was massive home support from thousands of spectators as the Blacks put up a spirited battle against Nyamityobora.
Jerry Adebo, the team captain said the massive home support gave them the momentum to do what they had never done since the beginning of the season.
“The home morale we got today gave all the energy we needed to win the match and our next game against Maroons Fc, am sure will have a positive result,” he said.
Adebo said the journey has already started and nothing will hold the players back because they have already got a push.
Mr. Kadidi Ssenyange, the PBA coach told the West Nile Web after the match that the club is not yet relegated but they are committed to seeing that all goes well with the club in the four remaining home matches.
“We are focusing not on the bulk of the remaining matches but rather on each game so that we get the results we want and am sure we are going to win to survive the relegation,” he said.
Kadidi called for calm among the fans and management noting that there is hope of escaping relegation.
“I always tell players that it is their talent and should express it at all times in a bid to develop their careers,” he said.
Filled with excitement, the club’s PRO Fred Akena said it for the first time in history they have made over 20 million shillings from gate collections adding that it demonstrates the fans commitment to supporting the club.
“A team pulling all this crowd should be sponsored but despite all this, we are committed to building a stronger institution for the future,” he said.
Excited fans started entering into the stadium as early as midday but they also held a vigil through the night as they celebrated the return of home games to Baro’okoro stadium, they had been playing their home games at the Green Light stadium in Arua as theirs had not been cleared by FUFA.
Akena said the club has come up with a development plan for the club ranging from management, infrastructure, and finance among others.
The club next host URA, KCCA, Onduparaka and Vipers at Barokoro.