Uganda Cup 2015/16 Round of 64 Results:

  • Kira Young F.C 5(0) – (0)4 Simba F.C
  • Kireka United F.C 1-3 Bright Stars F.C
  • St. Mary’s 1-5 Sadolin Paints F.C
  • Sun City F.C (7)1-1(6) URA FC
  • Kampala University 2-1 Jinja Municipal Council Hippos F.C

The unpredictability of knock out football competitions world wide has time over and again added to the thrills of the beautiful game.

Since 1971 when the Uganda Cup was first played, there have been different surprises with the so called small teams pulling off a result at the expense of the favoured sides.

The 2015/16 edition of the Uganda Cup is no different.

On Sunday, three Uganda Premier league sides were knocked out by lower division sides.

In Luweero, Buganda regional club, Kampala University overcame Jinja Municipal Council Hippos 2-1 at the barren and dusty Kasana play ground in the heart of Luweero town.

Jamie Nvule’s well curled free-kick and Godfrey Wasswa’s winner ensured the shocking victory for the footballing students.

Kampala University will now play host to Ndejje University on 13th February 2016 in the round of 32 stage.

Ndejje eliminated last year’s surprise package, Kyambogo Football Club 3-1.

At the Namboole outside training ground, home side Kireka United F.C, a big league club fell 3-1 to Bright Stars.

The visitors’ captain, Bernard Muwanga, fresh from the CHAN 2016 finals in Rwanda gave Bright Stars the lead on seven minutes.

Joshua Kawadwa doubled the lead 12 minutes after the half time break.

A minute after the hour mark, Richard Mugalu pulled one back for the hosts but Baker Lukooya extinguished the little hope with a 65th minute winner.

Bright Stars F.C now books a berth to the round of 32 stage, against Kyambura Rastors on next Saturday at Mwerere.

Sadolin Paints F.C were the biggest winners on the day, triumphing 5-1 over Kampala regional side, St Mary’s at Nabweru play ground.

Elgon group Big league side, Kira Young shocked army side, Simba 5-4 in post match penalties after normal time had ended goal-less at the Kira Young Town Council grounds.

The mouth of all shocks was registered at the Nyakasinga play ground in Kasese when another FUFA Big league side, Sun City defeated a star sturded Uganda Revenue Authority outfit 7-6 in post match penalties.

Normal time for the two clubs was one goal apiece with Uganda Cranes’ striker, Robert Sentongo opening the scores on the quarter hour mark before the host team made amends to force the game into penalties.

URA F.C’s conquerors will now travel to Eastern Uganda for a date against Kamuli Park Football Club on 13th February 2016.

There are only two matches left at the round of 64 stage.

KCCA F.C travel to Mbarara to play the home side, Mbarara Soccer Academy at the Kakyeeka stadium on Tuesday, 9th February 2016 whilst the  date for Bukedea Town Council and Vipers will be communicated after the latter’s CAF Champions league match against Nigerian champions, Enyimba Stars F.C.

SC Villa Jogoo are the tournament’s defending champions.

The Jogoos are now at the level of 32 and will play Arua based FUFA Big league club, Onduparaka F.C at a date yet to be confirmed by the FUFA Competitions department.

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

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