KJT players celebrate a goal at Villa Park against Jinja side, BUL during the round of 16 stage match. Allan Sserunga netted a brace in the match Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Uganda Cup (Round of 16):

  • Kampala Junior Team 2-1 BUL
Fourth division Kampala Junior Team (KJT) continued with their impressive run in the 2017/18 Uganda Cup with a hard fought 2-1 victory against top flight club, BUL on a slippery Villa Park play ground surface during a round of 16 encounter, on Wednesday.
KJT players celebrate a goal at Villa Park on Wednesday
Towering robust striker Allan Sserunga scored a brace for Ronald Ssali’s coached team.
Following a goal-less first half, Sserunga struck the opener, beating BUL goalkeeper Paul Mujwapani seven minutes into the second half.
Sserunga was again on the score sheet a minute after the hour mark.
The visitors’ second half substitute Jean Pierre Muhindo pulled a goal back in the final quarter of the game after a goal melee to create a tense finish to the game.
[/media-credit] Derrick Mubiru passes the ball as BUL’s James Otim closes on
Muhindo, BUL’s scorer had moments earlier replaced pacy winger James Otim.
BUL missed equalizing as they pushed KJT to the wall, hitting the post four times; twice by Yunus Sibira, Hamis Tibita and Daniel Shabena.
[/media-credit] Kampala Junior Team (KJT) XI Credit: FUFA Media
[/media-credit] BUL XI
“We were determined for the match. I thank my players for this special effort. I dedicate this victory to my late father” KJT head coach Ssali told the media.
KJT, who had also  eliminated giants Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) 1-0 at the round of 64 stage,  progressed to quarter finals to join clubs as KCCA who eliminated Soana at Kavumba.
 KJT ejected Arua Tigers 1-0 at Villa Park during the round of 32.
BUL and KJT players greet prior to kick off
Meanwhile KCCA overcame Soana 4-3 during a tense penalty shoot out after normal time had ended two all in the other match on the day.
Proline progressed after a 4-2 post penalty win over UPDF at Bombo following a goal-less draw.
Synergy overcame Busula 2-1 in the other round of 16 match on the day.
[/media-credit] KJT’s Lameck Tumwebaze is sandwiched by BUL’s Faizo Muledhu and right back Umar Mukobe during the match at Villa Park

The champion of the Uganda Cup shall smile home with Shs30M.

The runner ups will get Shs.20m, the two losing semi- finalists shall pocket Shs. 10m each while the quarter finalists will each receive Shs.5m.

KCCA is the cup holder.

Line Ups:

KJT XI:

Nasif Kabuye (G.K), Vincent Adriko, Umar Kawuka, Eddie Billy, Abubakar Sentongo, Julius Piloti, Ashraf Zzinga (65′ John Ssekyaaya), Nicholas Kabonge, Derrick Mubiru, Allan Sserunga, Lamech Tumwebaze

BUL XI:

Paul Mujwampani (G.K), Umar Mukobe, Faizo Muledhu, Yusuf Mukisa, Willis Otongo, Yunus Sibira, James Otim (60′ Jean Pierre Muhindo), Fred Agandu, Richard Wandyaka, Hamis Tibita, Douglas Owori

All Uganda Cup Matches on Wednesday (All matches kick off at 4 pm):

  • Soana 2 (3) – 2 (4) KCCA
  • UPDF 0 (2) – 0 (4) Proline
  • KJT 2-1 Bul
  • Busula 1-2 Synergy

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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