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Stanbic Uganda Cup: BUL FC, KCCA FC on the road as round of 16 gets underway

Stanbic Uganda Cup

Round of 16

Wednesday, 21st March 2018

UPDF FC vs Proline FC – Bombo

Busula FC vs Synergy FC – Busula

KJT FC vs BUL FC – Villa Park

Soana FC vs KCCA FC – Kavumba Recreation Centre

All games kickoff at 4pm

 Defending champions KCCA FC will make a trip to Kavumba Recreation Centre to face Soana FC as they seek to make progress and perhaps retain the Stanbic Uganda Cup.

Fresh from writing history as the first Ugandan side to reach the group stages of the CAF Champions League, KCCA FC will be hoping to carry they motivation into Wednesday’s clash. Left back Mustapha Kiiza is confident his team is in good shape to advance at the expense of Soana FC.

“We are in good shape and motivated ahead of the game on Wednesday and I believe we shall come out victorious,” he said.

Soana FC skipper Timothy Musinguzi is unfazed by KCCA FC form and achievements and he believes the team is ready to upset the reigning champions and advance to the quarterfinals.

KCCA FC last visit to Kavumba saw them get a 4-0 win in the league, a game in which striker Muhammad Shaban netted a hat trick.

At Villa Park in Nsambya, surprise package Kampala Junior Team(KJT) who play in the Kampala District 4th division league will host BUL FC. Under the tutorship of Ronald Ssali, KJT eliminated URA FC at the round of 64 before edging past Arua Tigers in the next round.

They will be seeking to extend their fairytale story as they take team that plays in the Azam Uganda Premier League. BUL FC advanced at the expense of Sun City FC and Nyamityobora FC at the round of 64 and 32 respectively.

Elsewhere, Busula FC a team that plays in the Buganda regional league will host Synergy at Busula playground

Synergy FC Manager Brian Ssenyondo is not treating the game lightly and thus indicates that they will give full commitment to make sure they advance to the next stage.

“We are not looking down on our opponents because they have eliminated Kabale Sharp FC and Amuka Bright Stars in the previous rounds yet those teams are performing well in the Fufa Big League. So we shall give full commitment to get a good result,” Ssenyondo noted.

His counterpart, Paul Kalyango the head coach at Busula FC asserts that they will treat Wednesday’s clash as any other game and thus he expects his team to rise to the occasion.

The other game will see UPDF FC host Proline FC a clash of two teams that are engulfed in the relegation battle in the Azam Uganda Premier League.

Proline manager, Mujib Kasule and UPDF FC skipper Dennis Ssekitoleko all share similar sentiments indicating the encounter will serve as a precursor as they prepare to fight relegation in the final bend of the season.

A total of UGX 90m has been set aside as prize money for this season’s Stanbic Uganda Cup with the winner receiving UGX30m.

The Runner up will pocket UGX20m, semi- finalists Shs. 10m each while the quarter finalists will each receive Shs 5m.

This year’s final shall be held in Kumi District, where the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) cause attached to this tournament.

 Action will resume on Thursday with four more games. Ndejje University will host SC Villa at Wankulukuku,  Kira United FC will host 2016 winners Vipers SC at St.Mary’s stadium, Kitende. Seeta will travel to Hoima to face Kitara FC while Mbarara City FC will at home to Kansai Plascon.


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