Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has confirmed the dates for the first and return leg matches of the Stanbic Uganda Cup tournament round of 16 stage.
The matches kick off on 1st May 2021 with three games on the menu.
UPDF host Vipers at the Army Military Barracks stadium in Bombo town.
Express takes on URA in the epic clash that will also be televised live on state owned UBC TV.
Onduparaka will take on SC Villa at the Ababet Green Light Stadium.
Sunday, 2nd May 2021 shall witness holders Proline against Mbale Heroes in the first of the double header at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo, kicking off at 1 PM.
The second match shall witness Police up against Soltilo Bright Stars at 3:30 PM.
Wakiso Giants takes on Tooro United at the Kabaka Kyabaggu stadium on the same day whilst Maroons will play host to KCCA at the Prisons stadium, Luzira.
The first leg fixture between BUL and the winner between Kitara and Kigezi Home Boyz has been fixed for Wednesday, 5th May 2021.
Vipers entertain UPDF at St Mary’s on Monday, 3rd May 2021.
Tuesday (4th May 2021) has three games; Sports Club Villa play Onduparaka in Bombo, Tooro United against Wakiso Giants in Fort Portal at the Buhinga stadium and URA will be home to Express at the Arena of Vision in Bombo.
The games (return legs) will continue on Wednesday, 5th May 2021 as Soltilo Bright Stars take on Police at Kavumba Recreation Ground and KCCA against Maroons at Lugogo (live on TV) before winding down on Thursday 6th May with Mbale Heroes against Proline at the Mbale Municipal Stadium in the mountainous Mbale city.
The prize money for the champion was increased from Shs 40M to Shs 50M as well as the other clubs at the different levels.
State owned UBC Television has been televising a match on every match day, the first time.
Proline won the 2019 edition after overcoming 10 man Soltilo Bright Stars 5-4 in post match penalties.
Normal time had ended 1-goal apiece at the Masaka Recreational Stadium.
Proline will face Mbale Heroes at this year’s round of 16 contest.
The 2020 edition was cancelled because of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.
This is the 47th edition of the Uganda Cup since 1971.
Headline sponsors Stanbic Bank were joined by paint gurus Kansai Plascon as the other partners.
Fixture Round of 16 First leg
Saturday 1st May:
- Express Vs URA, Mutesa II Stadium Wankulukuku (TV)
- UPDF Vs Vipers, Army Military Stadium, Bombo
- Onduparaka Vs SC Villa, Ababet Greenlight Stadium
Sunday 2nd May:
- Proline Vs Mbale Heroes, MTN Omondi stadium 1pm (TV)
- Police Vs Soltilo Bright Stars, MTN Omondi stadium 3:30 (TV)
- Wakiso Giants Vs Tooro United, Kabaka Kyabaggu stadium
- Maroons Vs KCCA, Prisons ground Luzira
Wednesday 5th May: BUL vs Kitara/Kigezi Homeboyz
Monday 3rd May: Vipers vs UPDF, St Mary’s Katende stadium (TV)
Tuesday 4th May:
- SC Villa Vs Onduparaka, Bombo Military stadium (TV)
- Tooro United Vs Wakiso Giants, Buhinga stadium
- URA Vs Express, Arena of vision
Wednesday 5th May
- KCCA Vs Maroons, MTN Omondi stadium (TV)
- Soltilo Bright Stars Vs Police, Kavumba Recreation Ground
Thursday 6th May: Mbale Heroes Vs Proline – Mbale Municipal Stadium