Erisa Ssekisambu Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Uganda Cup (Round of 16):

  • Kira United 0-1 Vipers

Uganda Premier League club Vipers SC overcame a hard fighting second tier side Kira United 1-0 during a round of 16 engagement of the Uganda Cup at the St Mary’s stadium, Kitende on Thursday.

[/media-credit] Erisa Ssekisambu (right) gets to the ball ahead of a Kira United player at St Mary’s stadium, Kitende Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Striker Erisa Ssekisambu scored the lone strike on the day, a well taken penalty on 50 minutes after a hand ball call inside the goal area.

The break through goal was well greeted with applause after near misses in the opening stanza of the game where Tom Masiko and Dan Muzeyi Sserunkuma came close.

Eight minutes after the goal, forward Steven Mukwala took over midfielder Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye’s place as the home side pushed forward for a killer.

Midfielder Moses Waiswa was replaced by Brian Nkuubi on 66 minutes and Mousa Mbayi came on late deep in added time for Sserunkuma.

Vipers, who had defeated Police at the earlier stage held onto the lead to progress to the quarter finals where other top flight sides as KCCA, SC Villa Jogoo, Proline are also qualified.

The Venoms missed the services of their captain Nico Wakiro Wadada and winger Milton Karisa who are with the Uganda Cranes in preparation for two upcoming build ups against Sao Tome and Principe as well as Malawi.

[/media-credit] Kira United XI Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO
[/media-credit] Vipers Sports Club XI Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Meanwhile, Hoima based club Kitara, Kansai Plascon and Masaka’s Synergy are three second tier clubs to the last eight stage.

Kitara humiliated Seeta 4-0 in Hoima, Kansai Plascon humbled top flight club Mbarara City at Kakyeeka and Synergy overcame Buganda side Busula 1-0.

Fourth division club, KJT remains the lowest ranked club left standing in the quarter finals.

[/media-credit] Tom Masiko (left) closes down an opponent Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

KJT edged premier league club BUL 2-1 at Villa Park on Wednesday.

The date for quarter final draws will be communicated by the FUFA Communications Department in the due course.

KCCA is the reigning champion.

Full Results for the Round of 16 Stage):

  • Kitara 4-0 Seeta United
  • Mbarara City 0-3 Kansai Plascon
  • Kira United 0-1 Vipers
  • Ndejje University 0-1  Sports Club Villa Jogoo
  • Soana 2 (3) – 2 (4) KCCA
  • UPDF 0 (2) – 0 (4) Proline
  • KJT 2-1 Bul
  • Busula 1-2 Synergy

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

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