NRFA Playoff: Gladiators Stubbed Lions FC at Halftime

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~ Northern Gateway scores early goal

~ Pajule Lions pulls one back

~ 2-1at Halftime

~ #UgSportsNow

In a thrilling match at the Elephant stadium in Olwiyo, Nwoya district, Northern Gateway SC has taken lead against Pajule Lions FC in the Northern Regional League playoff.

Ojok’s early lead

The first half saw intense action as Gateway asserted their dominance early on, with Daniel Ojok breaking the deadlock just 5 minutes into the game, assisted by Jacob Adoko.

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Opio doubled Gladiators’ lead

Gateway continued their attacking prowess, doubling their lead in the 38th minute through a goal by Daniel Opio, assisted by Allan Atala.

Wounded Lions pulled one back

Despite their efforts, Pajule Lions FC managed to pull one back in the added minutes of the first half, through the team captain Job Opwonya, keeping the match alive and the stakes high.

Big League Contest

The winner of this match will have the opportunity to face off against the West Nile Regional League Champion, Paidha Black Angels, in a home and away contest for an automatic promotion to the prestigious BetPawa Big League.

This sets the stage for an exhilarating showdown as both teams vie for the opportunity to elevate their status in the regional league and compete at a higher level.

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Northern Gateway SC’s impressive performance in the first half has put them in a favorable position as they head into the second half of the match. With their sharp attack and solid defense, they will be looking to maintain their lead and secure a vital victory against a determined Pajule Lions FC.

Experience at work

Northern Gateway SC is exploring the experience ability of their players in a bid to push back to the second tier where they spent just a season (2022/23 season). They maintained majority of their players when they were butchered from the Second-Tier league.

On the other side, Pajule Lions FC are participating at this level for the first time. However, they’re riding on their stellar performance in the Stanbic Uganda Cup where they became the first club from the region to reach the semi final.

As the fans anticipate an exciting conclusion to this playoff match, the energy at Elephant stadium is electric, showcasing the passion and dedication of both teams and their supporters. The outcome of this game will not only determine the immediate future of the teams involved but also pave the way for a potential rise to greater heights in the competitive football landscape.


Stay tuned for the second half action as Northern Gateway SC and Pajule Lions FC battle it out for the opportunity of a lifetime in the Northern Regional League playoff.

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