Uganda Cup opening quarter finals:

Hope Soana 1 – 2 SC Victoria University

Jinja Municipal 0 (4) – 0 (3) Bul f.c

Uganda Cup defending champions, Sports club Victoria University (SCVU) made easy work of Kampala regional side, Hope Soana with 2 – 1 victory in a match played at Kyambogo University (UPK) grounds on Saturday.

In another surprising result, FUFA Big league side, Jinja Municipal eliminated nemeis, Bul football club, a FUFA Super league team with a 4 – 3 penalty shoot out victory that followed a barren 120 minutes’ action of the game played at Kakindu Stadium in Jinja.

Diminutive striker, Allan Kayiwa shot Hope Soana in a 9th minute lead after a costly blunder from goalie, Emma Kalyowa. Victoria University replied back in the 25th minute through a Denis Iguma header after he superbly connected a Siraje Musindo well taken corner from the left.

Despite the rain showers that set in by the half hour mark , play continued. Striker, Noah Ssemakula made it two with another well timed header following a cross down the left from second half substitute, Muwadda Mawejje.

Semi -final looming:

Sports Club Victoria University (SCVU) and Jinja Municipal Council football clubs officially become the first teams to qualify for the semifinals of the 2014 edition of Uganda oldest football competition.

SCVU will now wait to play the winner between KCC and Lweza (they play on Friday, 18th April 2014) while Jinja Municipal awaits the Wandegeya – Uganda Revenue Authority winner.

Wandegeya hosts URA this Sunday (13th April 2014) at Kiteezi play ground. The final of the Uganda Cup is tentatively  scheduled to be played at Mbale Municipal Stadium.

The winner of the Uganda cup represents Uganda at the CAF Confederations cup.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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