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

  • Simba FC Vs KCCA FC – Kabanyoro Research Play ground, Gayaza

Other Matches:

  • Water Vs Seeta United –  Kyambogo West Play ground
  • Mbarara City Vs Nabitende FC – Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara

The reigning champions of the Uganda Cup, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Football Club will continue with their title defence ambitions away to second division Simba at the Kabanyoro Research play ground in Gayaza on Sunday.

[/media-credit] Jackson Nunda (right) is expected to fill the void left by the injured Muzamiru Mutyaba Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

The game will be one of the three games lined up on the day for the round of 32 games.

Second tier side Water hosts third division club (from Buganda regiona) Seeta United at Kyambogo West play ground.

For starters, Seeta United ejected Kirinya Jinja S.S 1-0 at the round of 64 courtesy of Ahmed ‘Ndiefi’ Hassan’s strike.

Mbarara City shall be home to Nabitende at the Kakyeeka stadium in Mbarara during the other two games lined up.

Fresh from a morale boosting 1-0 home win against rivals Sports Club Villa Jogoo in the league last Thursday, KCCA returns to action to face FUFA Big league club, Simba on a slightly bumpy ground.

With such a motivated squad, manager Mike Mutebi is expected to progress for the round of 32.

Youngsters Filbert Obenchan, Allan Okello, Julius Poloto, Shaban Muhammed, Paul Mucureezi and Mustapha Kizza.

These shall be joined by the tried and test crop of Habibu Kavuma, midfielder Ibrahim Sadam Juma, goalkeeper Charles Lukwago.

Forwards Patrick Kaddu and Derrick Nsibambi, who both missed the SC Villa encounter are subject to late fitness tests.

Midfielder Muzamiru Mutyaba remains sidelined as he recovers from an operated foot but the returning Jackson Nunda will ably fill his void.

Simba in green scores against Kaisai Plascon during a FUFA Big league duel

Simba’s talisman is former league winner, Robert Kimuli who is also the club’s top scorer with six goals.

Veteran Jimmy Mukubya, another experienced player at Simba will provide the crucial back cover as left winger Bright Haguma will ignite the pace and trickery on the far wide left flank.

To reach this stage, KCCA humbled Western region outfit, Mbarara F.C 4-0 at the Kakyeeka stadium.

Kaddu missed a penalty but scored twice with Okello and  Mucureezi adding the other goals.

Simba edged Allan Kabonge’s coached Paidha Black Angels 7-6 in post match penalty shoot out after a goal-less draw in normal time.

Completed round of 32 games:

Onduparaka, runners up in the 2016 edition fell 3-2 on the road to Soana at Kavumba Recreational stadium.

January signing Simon Okwi netted twice, adding onto Emmanuel Kalyowa’s first half opener.

Ceasar Okhuti and Ezra Bidda got the consolation goals for the Catarpillars who failed to capitalize on a red card given to Paddy Muhumuza, the Soana midfielder.

In the other matches,  2016 winners Vipers defeated Police 3-1.

The venoms recovered from a goal down to win at their St Mary’s Kitende stadium with the goals coming from Milton Karisa, Erisa Ssekisambu and Daniel Sserunkuma.

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.

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

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

Other Games (Round of 32):

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.

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