Kitara FC Credit: Joshua Atugonza

Uganda Cup:

  • Kitara 1 (4) – 1 (3) Express

Just like in the previous two years, Hoima based Kitara Football Club has eliminated the record Uganda Cup winners Express from the tournament.

[/media-credit] Kitara FC Credit: Joshua Atugonza

The FUFA Big League outfit eliminated defeated the Red Eagles 4-3 in a tense post-match penalty shoot-out at the Boma playground in the heart of Hoima Municipality on a sunny Saturday evening.

Normal time of the well-attended game had ended one goal apiece.

Express took the lead though Alfred Leku and carried a 1-0 lead heading to the mandatory half time break.

The home side found the equalizer when a former Express servant Derrick Tekkwo netted in the second stanza of the game to take the game into penalties.

In the shoot-out, Derrick Tekkwo, Maxwell Owachiwchui, Pius Mbidde and Oscar Munihizi were on target.

David Collins missed his attempt from 12 yards.

Express’ Sulaiman Jjingo and Alfred Leku missed their kicks as the Red Eagles will endure another trophy-less year.

[/media-credit] Shafik Bisaso, the head coach at Express Football Club Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

In the other results, Vipers overcame Police 3-1 at St Mary’s Kitende.

Miguel Da Costa’s side recovered from a goal down scored by Norman Ojik to win on home turf.

Milton Karisa, Erisa Ssekisambu and Daniel ‘Muzei’ Sserunkuma scored for the Venoms.

Alex Isabirye’s coached Soana condemned Onduparaka to a 3-2 defeat at Kavumba Recreational Stadium whilst Kansai Plascon were 2-0 winners against .

The winner of the FUFA Uganda Cup gets a nod to represent the country at the CAF Confederation Cup.

The champion shall smile home with Shs30M, the runner ups will get Shs.20m, semi- finalists Shs. 10m each while the quarter finalists will each receive Shs.5m.

KCCA is the cup holder.

The Uganda Cup continues on Sunday with three matches.

Sunday, 18th February 2018 (Kick off at 4 pm)

  • Water Vs Seeta United –  Kyambogo West
  • Mbarara City Vs Nabitende FC – Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara
  • Simba FC Vs KCCA FC – Kabanyoro Research, Gayaza

Thursday, 22nd February, 2018 (Kick off at 4 pm)

  • Synergy Vs Masavu – St Charles Lwanga Playground, Masaka
  • Kira United Vs Lira United – Kira Ground
  • Ndejje University Vs Ntinda United – Ndejje University Campus, Luweero
  • Proline FC Vs Luweero United – StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
  • KJT FC Vs Arua Tigers FC –  Villa Park
  • Busula SC Vs Amuka Bright Stars – Kasana Playground, Luweero

Tuesday 27th February 2018 (Kick off at 4 pm):

  • BUL FC Vs Nyamityobora – Kakindu Stadium

Uganda Cup (formerly Kakungulu cup) Winners since 1971:

  • 1971 –Coffee F.C
  • 1972-1975-Not Held
  • 1976- Gangama F.C
  • 1977- Simba F.C
  • 1978 – Nsambya F.C
  • 1979 – KCC F.C
  • 1980 – KCC F.C
  • 1981 – Coffee F.C
  • 1982 – KCC F.C
  • 1983 – SC Villa
  • 1984 – KCC F.C
  • 1985 – Express F.C
  • 1986 – SC Villa
  • 1987 – KCC F.C
  • 1988 – SC Villa
  • 1989 – SC Villa
  • 1990 – KCC F.C
  • 1991 – Express F.C
  • 1992 – Express F.C
  • 1993 – KCC F.C
  • 1994 – Express F.C
  • 1995 – Express F.C
  • 1996 – UEB S.C
  • 1997 – Express F.C
  • 1998 – SC Villa
  • 1999 – Mbale Heroes S.C
  • 2000 – SC Villa
  • 2001 – Express F.C
  • 2002 – SC Villa
  • 2003 – Express F.C
  • 2004 – KCC F.C
  • 2005 – URA F.C
  • 2006 – Express F.C
  • 2007 – Express F.C
  • 2007/8 – Victors S.C
  • 2008/9 – SC Villa
  • 2009/10 – Victors S.C
  • 2010/11 – Simba S.C
  • 2011/12 – URA F.C
  • 2013/2013 – Sports Club Victoria University
  • 2013/2014 – URA F.C
  • 2014/15 – SC Villa
  • 2015/16 – Vipers Sports Club

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

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