Maroons FC

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Maroons FC
Maroons FC (logo).png
Full nameMaroons Football Club
Nickname(s)Maroons
Short nameMaroons FC
Founded1965; 54 years ago (1965)
GroundLuzira Maximum Security Prison,
Kampala
Capacity1,000
ManagerGeorge Nsimbe
CoachDavid Obua[1]
LeagueUganda Super League
2017–189th

Maroons Football Club also known as Prisons Football Club, is a Ugandan football club from Kampala owned by Hadley Ferber. They played in the Second division of Ugandan football, the Ugandan Big League, before they were promoted to the Ugandan Premier League, in the 2017/2018 football season.[2]

The team has been in and out of the Ugandan Premier League, including during the 2015/2016 football season.[3] The club was the champion of the Ugandan Super League in 1968 and 1969[4][5] and made the quarterfinals of the 1970 African Cup of Champions Clubs, losing 6–2 on aggregate to Egypt's Ismaily.[6]

History[edit]

Prisons FC won the first two Ugandan Super League titles in 1968 and 1969, and were the first team to represent Uganda in international competition in the 1970 African Cup of Champions Clubs (a Ugandan team, Bitumastic, qualified in 1967 but withdrew before playing a match.[7])

The club declined during the 1980s and suffered their first relegation in 1987.[8]

Stadium[edit]

Currently the team plays at the 1,000 capacity Luzira Maximum Security Prison Soccer Field.[3]

Honours[edit]

Champion (2): 1968, 1969
Champion (1): 2016, 2017

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

1970 – Quarter-finals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Obua relishing Maroons FC appointment". ESPN.com. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  2. ^ Isabirye, David (25 April 2017). "Maroons promoted back to the Uganda Premier League". Kampala: Kawowo.com. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b James Robert Kayindi (21 July 2015). "Maroons FC plans Kenya camp before the new season kicks off". Kampala: BigEye Uganda. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  4. ^ Hans Schöggl (11 October 2018). "Uganda - List of Champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  5. ^ FUFA (23 June 2018). "Uganda Premier League History". Kampala: Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA). Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  6. ^ "African Club Competitions 1970". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  7. ^ "African Club Competitions 1967". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  8. ^ Zziwa, Hassan Badru (15 May 2017). "Uganda: Maroons FC Return Breath of Fresh Air to Top-Flight League". Retrieved 13 November 2018 – via AllAfrica.

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