Goalkeeper Patrick Wafula

Uganda Cup – Round of 64:

Saturday, 25th January 2020 (*All matches kick off at 4 PM):

  • Admin Vs Police – Paya Primary School ground, Tororo
  • Bugoigo Vs Wakiso Giants – Bugoigo Ground, Buliisa
  • Sansiro Vs Kyetume – Omerien Primary School, Kumi
  • Mbale Garage Vs UPDF – Mbale SSS, Ground – Mbale

Paya Primary School playground in Tororo is not the best recommended place for the faint hearted this Saturday afternoon.

The reason is bold; there is an epic round of 64 Uganda Cup clash as Eastern region giants Admin Football Club will be hosting top flight Police FC, a side coached by Uganda Cranes assistant coach Abdallah Mubiru.

With four Uganda Premier League clubs already eliminated by lowly opposition, there is need for concern for team Police as they play on intimidating play-ground, before a bullish crowd.

Admin is a determined club that currently leads the Eastern region group (Bukedi section) with 20 points, four ahead of second placed Busia Fisheries, and with a game in hand.

Several tried and tested players, a bulk of whom has ever played in the Uganda Premier League and Big League are part of this Nasibu Nditta’s coached side.

Admin FC XI
Goalkeeper Patrick Wafula

Three thirds of the Admin players were also part of the Bukedi Province team that lost to winners Acholi in the 2019 FUFA Drum final at the new Akii Bua Stadium in Lira.

The club’s 18 man squad had two goalkeepers in Patrick Wafula and Emmanuel Ojambo.

The defenders include Vitus Obbo, another Emmanuel entity in Ochoko, Joseph Owino,Erasmus Agogo, Robert “”Otim and Fastino Oloka.

A talented pool of midfielders has former Mbarara City left footed Bassy Marcus, Isaac Bakole, Alla Kirunda, Aaron Okoth, Raymond Othieno and the much traveled Iddi Babu.

The forward line has former Express and Maroons striker Isaac Kisujju, Kenneth  Majara, Gideon Onyango, Walter Alele and the utility Ibrahim Pengere who can be deployed at the back, central midfield and offensive departments.

“We shall give our best in the game. We encourage as many fans as possible to come at the Paya Arena for the match” Benard “O’Ben” Ochieng disclosed to Kawowo Sports.

Ben Ocen celebrates a goal against Express in the Uganda Premier League. Ocen has scored 11 goals
Winger Yusuf Ssozi

The visiting side is expected to assemble a full strength team that will have Uganda Cranes striker Ben Ocen, winger Yusuf Ssozi, Kigozi, Ashraf Mugume, among others.

Police will give their best to avoid an upset in Tororo.

Abdallah Mubiru, Police Football Club Coach Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDE

Other top flight clubs to be dumped out include; BUL, Vipers, Onduparaka and Busoga United.

Besides Admin versus Police game in Tororo, three other round of 64 matches will be played.

Bugoigo hosts Wakiso Giants at the Bugoigo Ground in Buliisa.

In Kumi at the Omerien primary school playground, Sansiro will entertain Kyetume.

Meanwhile, Mbale Garage will take on army side UPDF at the Mbale SSS, Ground in Mbale Municipality.

The Uganda Cup tournament is knock out in nature and the winner earns a ticket to play at the CAF Confederations Cup.

Proline is the reigning champion.

Other results:

Monday:

  • Kakira United 1-2 Mbarara City

Tuesday:

  • Katwe United 1-2 Proline
  • StarLight 2-3 Tooro United
  • Kiryandongo Town Council 1-3 Kigezi Homeboyz

Wednesday:

  • Kajjansi United 1 (8) – 1 (7) Vipers
  • Busia Young 2-1 Busoga United
  • Bugamba 1-0 Onduparaka

Thursday

  • Koboko Rising Stars 0-1 Bright Stars
  • Super Eagles 1-4 SC Villa
  • Six O’clock 1 (2) – 1 (4) Kitara
  • Ggaba 0 (1) – 0 (3) Kiboga Young (Mbale Heroes)
  • Young Elephants 0 (1) – 0 (4) Maroons

Friday:

  • Lugazi Municipal 0-4 URA
  • Catda 0-2 KCCA
  • Soroti 0-4 Kansai Plascon
  • Mvara Boys 1 (4) – 1 (2) BUL
  • Chimpanzee 2 (0) – 2 (3) Nyamityobora
  • Fire Fire 0-1 Light SSS
  • FHL 0 (4) – 0 (1) Ndejje University
  • Free Stars 2-0 Saviours

Up-coming Games (Round of 64):

Sunday, 26th January:

  • St Marys Vs Express – Nabweru
  • Kigezi Vs Bukedea Town Council – Kabale Municipal Ground
  • Dove Vs New Villa – Katusabe Ground, Masindi
  • Gadafi Vs MYDA – Gadafi Ground, Jinja
  • U-Touch Vs Water – Pece War Memorial Stadium, Gulu
  • Luweero United Vs Doves All Stars – Kasaala Ground, Luweero
  • Spartans Vs Paidha Black Angels – Mashariki Ground, Katale (Off Entebbe road)

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

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