Kiboga Young Team Credit: Felix Ssekabunza

Uganda Cup – Round of 32:

  • Thunder 0-2 Kiboga Young
  • Express 0 (4) – 0 (3) Doves All Stars
  • UCU Mbale 1 (1) – 1 (3) Kyetume
  • Fort Portal Boda Boda 2-1 Kiwanga
[/media-credit] Kiboga Young XI prior to a previous fixture Credit: Felix Ssekabunza

Back in December 2016, Buganda Region third Division side Kiboga Young defeated Seeta side, African Pollisacker 3-1 to progress from the Preliminary Round of the Uganda Cup to join the heavy weights at the round of 64.

Little did they know that the draw at that round would see them face one of Uganda’s most successful football clubs, SC Villa Jogoo.

Come the tie, Kiboga Young ejected the Jogoos 5-4 on post match penalties (normal time ended 0-0) to register the biggest upset of the cup this term.

SC Villa’s attempt to overturn the result hit a dead rock due to lack of substantial evidence as the Kiboga based team progressed to the Round of 32 stage.

SC Villa had petitioned to the FUFA Competitions Department the eligibility of player, Brian Mugume, whom they claim was a bonafide player registered with the Nsambya based club for the same season.

On Sunday, Felix Ssekabunza’s coached side eliminated Kampala Regional side, Thunder 2-0 to make it to the last 16.

Moses Mweru Wafula and Willy N. Kayijuka scored the precious away goals for the on-form team.

They joined Express Football Club, Kyetume, Fort portal Boda Boda and KCCA at the stage.

Express needed post match penalties to see off Doves All Stars at Wankulukuku following a barren draw in 90 minutes

Kyetume pipped UCU Mbale 3-1 , also in penalties following a 1-1 draw in normal time.

Fort Portal Boda Boda beat Buganda Regional side Kiwanga 2-1 while KCCA FC humiliated Lungujja Galaxy 6-0 last week at Lugogo.

The winner of the Uganda Cup represents the country at the CAF Confederation Cup.

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

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