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Stanbic Uganda Cup: KCCA FC, Proline, KJT and Synergy advance to the Quarterfinals

Stanbic Uganda Cup 2017/2018

Round of 16

Tuesday 21st March 2018

Soana FC 2(3)- 2(4) KCCA FC


Busula FC 1-2 Synergy FC

UPDF FC 0(2)- 0(4) Proline FC

 Thursdy 22nd March, 2018-All Kick off at 4pm 

Ndejje University vs SC Villa at Wankulukuku

Mbarara City FC vs Kansai Plascon

Kira United vs Vipers SC at St.Mary’s stadium in Kitende

Kitara vs Seeta United

Holders KCCA FC booked a berth into the quarterfinals of this year’s Stanbic Uganda Cup edging past Soana FC in the round of 16 game played at Kavumba Recreation Centre on Wednesday.

KCCA FC needed penalties to see off a resilient Soana FC after normal time had ended 2-2.

Steven Ategeka struck a brace with his first goal coming in 12th minute then the other being a late equalizer in the 88th minute.

Patrick Kaddu and substitute Paul Mucureezi scored for KCCA FC in normal time before eventually winning the game 4-2 on kicks from the penalty.

Proline FC also needed penalties to edge out UPDF FC. The Lugogo based side won the shootout 4-2 after normal time ended goalless.

Mujib Kasule was delighted with the team performance and believes the confidence gained from progressing to the next stage will help improve the team’s performance in the next games.

“ The players’ attitude was good and fought up to the final whistle. Going into the quarterfinals gives us courage and belief going into the next games.” said Kasule

Proline FC Starting XI against UPDF in Bombo on Wednesday during the round of 16 Stanbic Uganda cup match

At Villa Park, KJT FC continued their Cinderalla story in the competition by eliminating azam Uganda Premier League side BUL FC.

Ashraf Zzizinga of KJT (17) vying for possession with BUL’s Umar Mukobe in a match played at Villa Park. KJT’s beautiful history in the Stanbic Uganda Cup continues with another Premier League falling at their hands.

Allan Serunga was the hero of the day striking a brace for the team that plays in the 4th division (Kampala District Football League).

Jean Pierre  Muhindo pulled one back for BUL FC but was not enough to take them to the next stage.

KJT coach Ronald Ssali lauded the players for the commitment and dedicated victory to his dad who was laid to rest earlier today.

Fufa Big League side Synergy FC earned a hard-fought 2-1 away win against Busula FC with Mbido Kalaga scoring both goals. Ezra Kaye got the consolation for the Buganda regional league side.

Paul Kayongo the coach of Busula despite failing to progress picked postives from the game.

Action from the Busula vs Synergy match.

“ I thank my players because we put up a better performance than them (Synergy FC) despite failing to advance.” He said after the game.

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

The teams that advance to the quarterfinals are now assured of 5 million shillings with the overall winner getting 30 million shillings.

The final for the 44th edition is expected to take place in Kumi District in June.

MAIN PHOTO: Patrick Kaddu celebrating his team’s equaliser for the score board to read (1-1) against Soana FC. The match ended 2-2 before kicks from the penalty mark decided the game. 

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