Soana line-up against Kirinya-Jinja SS Credit: Courtesy
  • Uganda Cup (Round of 32)
  • Soana 3-2 Onduparaka
[/media-credit] Baker Buyala’s defeated Onduaraka Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Soana Football Club eliminated 2016 Uganda Cup finalists Onduparaka out of the 2018 edition with a hard fought 3-2 victory at Kavumba Recreational Stadium on Saturday.

Emmanuel Kalyowa and a brace from Simon Okwi gave Soana a 3-0 lead at some stage of the game.

Kalyowa opened the scoring after 28 minutes for the half time 1-0 lead.

Simon Okwi – a mid-season signing- scored twice after re-start. Okwi scored five minutes into the second stanza of the game.

The former KCCA, Sports Club Victoria University and Sofapaka forward then added his second, Soana’s third goal in the 53rd minute.

The visitors, who had earlier missed a first half penalty through goalie Nicholas Ssebwato pulled a goal back through substitute Samson Ceasar Okhuti 16 minutes to full time.

Teenage striker Ezra Bidda was brought down in the forbidden area with 10 minutes left on the clock. Bidda lifted himself and scored from 12 yards to give the match a tense climax.

Soana’s hard working midfielder Paddy Muhumuza was sent off for an early shower after unsporting conduct following a physical brawl with Bidda with about 4 minutes left.

The numerical advantage to the visitors however never counted as Soana held onto a memorable victory that booked them a ticket to the round of 16 stage.

Other games

Record winners Express still failed to get past the Kitara hurdle for the third time in a row. Kitara, a FUFA Big League club overcame the Red Eagles 4-3 in post match penalties after a one all draw.

Former Express midfielder Derrick Tekkwo cancelled out Alfred Leku’s opener to force the game handled by Anna Akoyi into penalties.

2016 winners Vipers defeated Police 3-1, recovering from a goal down to win at their St Mary’s Kitende stadium.

UPDF ejected Rushere 5-4 in penalties after one all and Kansai Plascon condemned visiting Doves All Stars 2-0 at Naro-Ntawo playground.

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
  • 2016/17 – KCCA

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

Leave a comment

Please let us know what you think Cancel reply