George Senkaaba celebrates opener against Bright Stars Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Uganda Cup (Sunday, April 22, 2018):

2nd Quarter Final:

  •  KJT Vs Sports Club Villa Jogoo
  • At Lugogo Stadium (3:30 pm)
[/media-credit] Godfrey Lwesibawa in action against Bright Stars in the round of 32. Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Sports Club Villa Jogoo will play fourth division side, Kampala Junior Team (KJT) in the second quarter final of the Stanbic Uganda Cup on Sunday, 22nd April 2018.

This follows KCCA’s 1-0 win in the first quarter final against Kitara, played on Saturday away at the Boma play ground in Hoima.

KJT is a stubborn entity that made news already when eliminated former cup winners, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) 1-0 at the round of 64, easing past West Nile regional side, Arua Doves 1-0 and winning at home 2-1 against another top tier club, BUL at the last 16 round.

The Jogoos have had quite a good trend and journey. They eliminated Hope Doves 3-0 in Masaka and Ndejje University 1-0 at Wankulukuku Stadium to book a duel against old time friends, KJT.

The game on Sunday presents the opportunity for both KJT and SC Villa Jogoo to fight for the semi final slot.

[/media-credit] KJT head coach Abubakar Sseguya talks to the media during the official pre-match press conference at Kati Kati Restaurant in Kampala Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

KJT head coach Abubakar Sseguya believes the match will be the defining moment of his club and players in particular;

This is the moment to show that our previous results in this journey of the Stanbic Uganda Cup were by hard work. We shall play Villa at Lugogo and ready to eliminate them like we did against URA and BUL. KJT is a good team and we have good players. We need to beat SC Villa as well and get a bigger share of the prize money staked by the sponsors – Stanbic Bank Uganda

[/media-credit] Wasswa Bbosa addressing the media during the quarter final draws at FUFA House in Mengo Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

His counterpart at SC Villa Jogoo, Wasswa Bbosa is well aware of the threat posed by teams as KJT;

We have known KJT for a long time. We know their strength and weaknesses. We shall fight for the best and win the match

The Jogoos are expected to name familiar names, more or less the team that played and lost 1-0 to Vipers in their immediate past league match at the Masaka Recreational Stadium.

Earlier on, SC Villa Jogoo eased past Hope Doves (Round of 64), Bright Stars (round of 32) and lately Ndejje University 1-0 at the last 16 level.

On colour forward Martin Kizza will lead the surge for goals alongside George Ssenkaaba, Yubu Bogere and Alex Kitata as Vitalis Tabu, Godfrey Lwesibawa, Abel Eturude, Ambrose Kirya offers the offensive option from the midfield.

Nicholas Kasozi will mann the central midfield department roles as he anchors like he has has done for the better part of this season.

Goalkeeper Samson Kirya will start ahead of January 2018 recruit Yusuf Wasswa with Musa Mukasa or Joseph Nsubuga at right back, John Adriko at the left back and the central defense duo of Henry Katongole and team captain Bernard Muwnaga to shield the goalie.

Team KJT, who preferred the astro Lugogo turf to Wankulukuku stadium or their normal Villa Park home ground will assemble a formidable line up for the game.

[/media-credit] KJT players get the mandatory half time talk from coaches during one of the many friendly matches with KCCA at Lugogo Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Goalkeeper Nasif Kabuye will definitely start in the goal posts.

Vincent Adriko, Umar Kawuka, Billy Eddie, Abubakar Sentongo and Julius Piloti form the back four.

Ashraf Zzinga, John Ssekyaaya, captain Nicholas Kabonge and Derrick Mubiru will play in a congested midfield as lead forward Allan Sserunga, scorer of a brace against BUL and Lamech Tumwebaze are the primary source for goals.

[/media-credit] Kampala Junior Team (KJT) XI that faced BUL at the round of 16 Credit: FUFA Media

All the quarter finalists are at least assured on Shs 5M.

The champion of the Uganda Cup shall smile home with Shs 30M.

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 reigning champion after having condemned Paidha Black Angels 2-0 away at the Green Light Stadium in Arua.

This year’s final will be hosted in Kumi Municipality (exact venue) is yet to be confirmed.

Round of 16 Stage Results:

  • 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

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

Other Uganda Cup quarter final matches:

Saturday, April 28th 2018

  • Synergy vs. Proline FC, Masaka Recreational Stadium

Sunday, April 29th 2018

  • Kansai Plascon vs. Vipers SC – Naro Ntawo playground

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

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