Milton Karisa celebrates a goal at Vipers during his spell 2017-2018 season Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDE

Uganda Cup (Quarter final 4):

  • Sunday, 29th April 2018
  • Kansai Plascon Vs Vipers – Naro Ntawo play ground (4 pm)
[/media-credit] Milton Karisa (shirt 9) and Tom Masiko (7) are expected to have a big impact in Vipers away match to Kansai Plascon at Naro Ntawo Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDE

Second division club Kansai Plascon hosts current Uganda Premier league table leaders, Vipers Sports Club in the fourth and final quarter final of the 2018 Stanbic Uganda Cup.

The game will be played at the Naro Ntawo play ground in Mukono.

Plascon boosts of an experienced coach in Angelo Lonyesi as well as the tournament top scorer, Henry Kitegenyi and the proven  Jamal Sijali against an organized side as Vipers.

“We shall give our best against Vipers on Sunday” Lonyesi said in the pre match press conference held on Thursday.

[/media-credit] Angelo Lonyesi, head coach at Kansai Plascon Credit: FUFA Media
[/media-credit] Action between Kansai Plascon and Mbarara City at Kakyeeka stadium during the round of 16. Plascon won 3-0 Credit: FUFA Media

His counterpart, Miguel Da Costa returns to the touchline at least in this knock out cup event since he is still serving a four match suspension in the league.

But Da Costa’s assistant Edward Golola hinted on the need to grant the match the due seriousness it deserves.

“We visit Plascon in the quarter final of the Uganda Cup. We shall attack and defend in equal measure. There is no underdog in the knock out competitions” Golola told the media after the club’s 3-2 home win against KCCA on Friday.

[/media-credit] Edward Golola gestures during Vipers 3-2 home win against KCCA in the league Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDE
[/media-credit] Miguel Da Costa returns to the Vipers technical bench in the Uganda Cup against Kansai Plascon Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Vipers will assemble more or so a similar line up to the team that defeated KCCA at St Mary’s Kitende with Ismail Watenga expected to start in goal ahead of Eric Kibowa or James Alitho (Alitho is allowed to play since he is only suspended in league matches).

Midfielder Tom Masiko who started on the bench is expected to command a starting slot this time round.

Other players will see captain Nico Wakiro Wadada, Brian Nkuubi, Dan Muzeyi Sserunkuma, Pius Wangi, red hot Milton Karisa, Bashir Asiku, Deus Bukenya, Geofrey Wasswa, Yayo Lutimba and Erisa Ssekisambu all playing a role as they seek a semi final slot.

[/media-credit] Milton Karisa celebrates his brace against KCCA at St Mary’s Kitende. He takes the form to Kansai Plascon Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDE

To progress to stage, Kansai Plascon overcame Mbarara City 3-0 at Kakyeeka stadium in Mbarara and Vipers gritted their teeth to edge Kira United 1-0 at the St Mary’s Stadium after Erisa Ssekisambu’s lovely penalty.

The winner will join rivals KCCA, SC Villa Jogoo and Big league side Synergy in the semi finals.

Each of the losing quarter finalist will pocket Shs. 5M. The two losing semi- finalists get Shs. 10m each while the first runners up stands to get Shs. 20M with the champion of this year’s Uganda Cup guaranteed of Shs. 30M.

There will be another draw for the semi finalists who will face off in a two legged encounter before the finals that will be hosted in Kumi Municipality.

KCCA is the reigning champion.

Quarter Final Results:

  • Kitara 0-1 KCCA
  • KJT 0-3 SC Villa Jogoo
  • Synergy 0-1 Proline

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

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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