Mbarara City (4)0-0(3) Maroons FC
SC Villa 4-1 Lugazi Municipal FC
Water vs Saviours FC (Saviour FC from Lira never travelled to Mutesa II Stadium for the match)
SC Villa and Mbarara City have made it to the Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 32 after defeating Lugazi Municipal FC and Maroons FC respectively on Friday evening in the opening matches of round of 64
Mutanda Bashir, Owori David, Mandela Ashraf and Semujju Joseph Junior scored for SC Villa in the 4-1 triumph over Lugazi Municipal at Namboole stadium. Okot Steven netted the consolation for the visitors.
At Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara, hosts Mbarara City FC edged Maroons FC 4-3 on spot kicks after a 0-0 draw in regular time (90 minutes). No extra time is needed at this stage. So the winner was decided on penalties.
When the two sides went into the shoot-outs, it was Maroons captain Johnson Silver Okello, who fell victim as Mbarara City FC Ali Kimera saved the kick.
Mbarara City’s Siraje Musindo then composed himself to score for City and when Maroon’s Emanuel Olinga pressed his spot kick wide, the City fans started jubilating in the stands.
Maroons goalie Bugembe Ashadu then brought some life to his team by saving Mbarara’s Pistis Barenge, but Hilary Mukundane, Brian Aheebwa all converted for City before goal keeper Kimera slotted home the decider, to spark more cerebrations from the home fans.
Maroons Samson Mutyaba, Brian Majwega and Felix Okot converted their kicks successfully.
Maroons coach George Nsimbe said it was not a good day as they failed to convert many opportunities created.
‘We created many chances and the game could have been won in normal time but it was a bad day in office’ said Nsimbe
In the other fixture at Mutesa II Stadium Wankulukuku, Saviors FC failed to show up against Water FC. The FUFA Competitions Department awaits the referee’s report before taking a decision on the matter.
Meanwhile, action will resume this Sunday with 24 fixtures of round of 64. Record winners Express FC visit Paidha Black Angels FC in Arua. Vipers SC and KCCA FC who are engaged in continental tournaments but will play the first round matches on Wednesday 26th December.
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Akadot FC Vs Kitara FC – Kumi 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Admin FC Vs Doves All Starts FC Paya- Tororo 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Bumate FC Vs Ntinda FC Christ Hihh- Bumate 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 BUL FC Vs Kataka FC Njeru Tech. Centre 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 U touch Vs Mvara Boys FC Pece 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Kyetume FC Vs UPDF FC Nakisunga Ground 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Paidha BA FC Vs Express FC Green Light Stadium 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Free Stars FC Vs Edgars Y A FC Bishops SS-Mukono 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Busia Young FC Vs Onduparaka FC Madibira Ground 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 St Stephen FC Vs Budondo FC Luzira SSS 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Soroti FC Vs Synery FC Soroti 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Bukedea TC FC Vs Dove FC Bukedea 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Tooro UTD Vs Entebbe FC Buhinga Ground 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Kigezi FC Vs Kiboga Young Kabale Stadium 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Calvary FC Vs Kabale Sharp FC Midigo- Yumbe 4:00PM
Mon, 24-Dec 2018 Wakiso Giants FC Vs Vision FC Bugembe Stadium 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Mbarara FC Vs Kirinya JSS FC Kakyeka Stadium 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Bright Stars FC Vs Kazo Excel FC Mwererwe 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 East Land FC Vs Nyamityobora FC Bukedea 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Kireka UTD FC Vs New Villa FC Namboole Out 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Nkambi Coffee FC Vs Koboko Rising Stars FC Kasana_Nyendo-Masaka 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Police FC Vs Boma FC Star Times- Lugogo 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 URA FC Vs JMC Hippos FC Namboole Stadium 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Ndejje Univ FC Vs Kansai Plascon FC Ndejje University 4:00PM
Sun, 23-Dec 2018 Nebbi Central FC Vs CATDA FC Nebbi 4:00PM
Mon, 24-Dec 2018 Kira UTD FC Vs St Mary’s FC Namboole 4:00PM
Mon, 24-Dec 2018 Proline FC Vs Light SS Star Times- Lugogo 4:00PM
Wed, 26-Dec 2018 Vipers SC Vs Rusekere Growers FC St Marys Kitende 4:00PM
Wed, 26-Dec 2018 KCCA FC Vs Amuka Bright Stars FC Star Times- Lugogo 4:00PM
MAIN PHOTO: SC Villa striker Bashir Mutanda in action during the Stanbic Uganda Cup agains Lugazi Municipal FC