2016 Uganda Cup winners Vipers

One of the lowly rated teams remaining at the 2016/17 Uganda Cup Round of 64 stage is Igombe Football Club from Iganga, a fourth division side.

Igombe eliminated Eastern region club Town View 2-0 in the earlier stages of the competition to book a ticket to represent the zone at the Round of 64 where they are most likely to face FUFA Big League or Uganda Premier League sides.

According to Asuman Ahmed Ssenkubugu Kibirango, a team official, the Iganga based out fit is ready for any challenge presented;

We are set for action. We only fear Big league sides than top elite clubs.

Any way, we are glad to have reached this far. This is already a big achievement for Igombe Football Club

All the 64 clubs remaining in the 2016/17 Uganda Cup will know their opponents on Wednesday when the draws will take place at FUFA House in Mengo, Kampala.

There are 16 clubs from the top flight (Uganda Premier League) and the 23 FUFA Big League and 25 Regional clubs from all the eight FUFA regions (Kampala, Kitara, Eastern, Northern, West Nile, North East, Western and Buganda).

FUFA Competitions director, Ali Mwebe will supervise the draws that kick off at 10 a.m.

The final of this year’s Uganda Cup shall be hosted by the West Nile region in Arua.

Vipers Sports Club is the reigning title holder after defeating Onduparaka 3-1 in a well attended final at Nakivubo Stadium.

List of Teams to be considered in the round of 64 draws:

Uganda Premier League Clubs: Vipers (Defending champions), SC Villa Jogoo, Onduparaka, Soana, URA, URA, The Saints, Sadolin Paints, Lweza, Express, Bright Stars, Police, Proline, BUL, Kirinya-Jinja S.S, JMC Hippos

Big League Clubs: Masavu, Mbarara City, Nyamityobora, Kireka United, Airtel Kitara, Sun City, Hope Doves, Synergy, Baza Holdings, Kataka, Entebbe, Water, Boma Young, Bright Light, Sporting United, Paidha Black Angels, Doves All Stars, Artland-Katale, Kira United, Simba, Ndejje University, Kyambogo, Moroto, Maroons, Busia Fisheries

Kampala Region: Lungujja, Thunder-Luzira, Kibuli, KCCA Corporate

Buganda Region: Kiwanga Ssonde, Kiboga Young, Kyetume, Kampala University / Luweero United

Eastern Region: UCU Mbale, Agape S.S – Namutumba, Igombe – Iganga

Western Region: Ntoda – Ntungamo, Mbarara F.C, Mbarara Red Army

North East Region: Ngora United, Future Stars (Soroti), Bukedea Town Council Football Club

Kitara Region: Create Peace (Masindi), Fort Portal Boda Boda

West Nile Region: Premio (Koboko), Koboko Rising Stars

Northern Region: Lira United, Football For Good

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

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