Goals from Henry kitegenyi and Jude Semugabi in each half saw Mbarara City overcome neighbors Kaaro Karungi to earn promotion to the Uganda Premier league next season.
A tense contest in Ibanda seemed a game of their lives for the Ankole lions.
Jude goal that doubled the lead sent the away fans into celebrations on eve to reach the promised land.
They return back to the UPL barely after a season where they were relegated last year.
A long journey for the Mbarara based outfit under Sadick Sempigi who had spent about five years in the top division.
The victory on Thursday evening leaves them on 57 points one point behind table leaders Kitara FC.
The Ankole lions come into the final game against Northern Gate way with hope to lift the championship as they pray Kitara to loose points against Soroti City.
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