Ibrahim Saddam Juma in action during his days at Express FC Credit: © Kawowo Sports / AMINAH BABIRYE

Uganda Cup (Round of  64)

  • Express 2-0 Masavu
  • URA 5-1 JMC Hippos

Express Football Club captain Ibrahim Saddam Juma scored a brace as his side beat Masavu 2-0 and ejected the Big League outfit from the Uganda Cup.

In an ill tempered match played at the Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku, the Red Eagles optimally put the numerical advantage to use when defenders Lawrence Bakiranze and Fred Umon were red carded.

Bakiranze was sent for an early shower in the 32nd minute as the halftime ended goalless.

Upon resumption, Umon used his hand to stop a goal bound shot from Allan Kyambadde as the referee brought out a red card and pointed to the spot.

Saddam sent goalie Yusuf Wasswa the wrong way as the home side took the lead on the hour mark.

With less than 10 minutes to play, Express doubled the lead through Saddam to seal a place at the quarter finals.

Elsewhere, URA humiliated Jinja Municipal Council Hippos 5-1 at the Mehta Stadium in Lugazi.

Striker Hamis ‘Diego’ Kiiza and midfielder Hudu Mulikyi scored a brace each and the other goal was scored by Rwandan Bokota Labama Kamana to seal the last 8 slot.

URA and Express join Paidha Black Angels and Vipers at the quarter final stage.

There are four more Round of 16 matches to be played. Three of these shall be played on Sunday and the other one on Wednesday, 11th April 2017.

The winner of the Uganda Cup earns a ticket to represent the country at the CAF Confederation Cup.

Vipers Sports Club is the defending champion

More Round of 16 games:

Sunday, 26th March 2017

Kyetume Vs Police – Nakisunga playground, Mukono

Baza Holdings Vs Sadolin Paints – Kawempe Muslim S.S playground

Onduparaka Vs Water – Green Light Stadium, Arua

Wednesday, 11th April 2017

Kataka Vs KCCA – Nabini playground, Mbale

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

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