Uganda Cup round of 16 stage draws held

The round of 16 stage for the FUFA Uganda Cup have been held and cup holders Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Football Club will face tricky opposition, Soana at the Kavumba Recreation Center.

Sports Club Villa Jogoo travels away to Luweero where they will face another boggy side, Ndejje University.

Another top flight side, Vipers will be away to Kira United as struggling Mbarara City faces second tier Kansai Plascon at Kakyeeka stadium.

Four division side, KJT, who shocked URA 1-0 at the round of 64 stage will host Jinja based side BUL at their Villa Park home ground in the heart of Kampala.

In the battle of two big league sides, Kitara will play host to Seeta United at the Boma play ground in Hoima.

Meanwhile, Buganda regional club Busula will lock horns with Masaka based FUFA Big league side Synergy.

Former SC Villa Jogoo’s William Nkemba, Express’ Fred ‘Gaaso’ Mukasa and Tom Lwanga (KCCA) conducted the draws also, overseen by Hamid Juma and Aisha Nalule (FUFA Competitions committee chairperson and competitions director respectively).

” Back in our years, there was no prize money, we played for passion. Today, there are sponsors which is a good thing. It motivates many players. My most memorable Uganda Cup was in 1990. Anything could happen in the Uganda Cup. It was so thrilling” noted Nkemba, a 7 time league winner and three time Uganda Cup victor with Sports Club Villa Jogoo.

Hamid Juma in his brief speech said;

As a federation, we are very happy with the way the round of 32 has been played and was conducted.

Most teams played attacking and attractive football which is the reason why so many goals were scored.

We expect many surprises since this is knock out football. It is getting tighter and tighter per stage.

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