UGANDA CUP: Preliminaries- Kampala region
Ex-Internationals knock out Edgars
Ex 1-1 Edgars (Ex wins 4-3 on penalties)
The Edgars Youth Team learnt something from the past stars of Ugandan football when they took on the ‘seniors’ in the Uganda cup at Nakivubo Stadium yesterday. The Ex-Internationals used all their magic, skills and experience to silence the youngsters in the penalty shoot-out. The two teams faced off as they battled to progress to another round of the preliminary stage of the second most prestigious tournament played on a knock out basis. The game ended 1-1 in normal time. Lulenti Kyeyune netted for Ex-Internationals to cancel out Kasozi’s opener for Edgars Youth who were watched by their director Edgar Watson from the pavilion. Both goals came in the second half of the game. In the penalty shoot outs, Ex-International won 4-3. Ex-International had players like Andy Lule, George Semwogerere, Deo Serwada, Kizito Lawrence, Hussein Mbalangu and Matia Lule in action. Ex-Internationals will return to action this Saturday against Nateete Market at Kaala Ground in Mutundwe. Kampala region was allocated nine (9) slots to the round of 64. Kamwokya United was given a bye into the round of 64 because of their impressive performance in last season competition when they reached the quarter finals and lost to Simba FC on penalties.
Other results from the Kampala region preliminary round
Police Young 1-0 Corporate XI
Banda Stars 2-0 Kyokezza
Today: All Stars vs Kansanga at Old Kampala 4pm
Meanwhile the Buganda region Uganda Cup resumes this Sunday with two games on card. Mukono Pirates will play Kigoma FC in Seeta while Bulo will be up against Entebbe International in Bulo.
Buganda region was handed seven (7) slots to the round of 64. Five teams have already qualified-synergy FC, Bombo United FC, Luwero United FC, Mpoma Tigers FC and Seeta United.
The defending champion of the Uganda cup is Victoria University. The winner of the competition represents the country in the CAF Confederations cup.