FUFA Marketing Director Esther Musoke drew Maroons to face KCCA (Credit: John Batanudde)

Stanbic Uganda Cup 2021 (Round of 16)

  • 1st Leg: Maroons Vs KCCA – Prisons Stadium, Luzira (2nd May 2021)
  • 2nd Leg: KCCA Vs Maroons – MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo (5th May 2021)

When Maroons take on Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) in the Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 16 double header, at stake will be a quarter final berth for any of the clubs in the box.

These two matches will be played between 1st to 6th May 2021 with the exact dates confirmed by the FUFA Competitions officials.

Maroons host the first leg at the Prisons stadium in Luzira on Sunday, 2nd May 2021.

The return leg shall happen on Wednesday, 5th May 2021 at the MTN Omondi stadium in Lugogo.

FUFA Big League entity Maroons might be having a torrid time in the second tier division where they lie in the dangerous relegation zone, but, head coach Charles Ayiekoh Lukula, a CAF ‘A’ license holder reasons, this will be completely different business.

Charles Ayiekoh Lukula Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

As a club we are determined to give our best shot in the Stanbic Uganda Cup against KCCA at the round of 16. Of course, the main priority as a club is to get promoted to the Uganda Premier League. That is the reason why the Big league ranks ahead of the cup. Nevertheless, the players are set to give their best performance in the Stanbic Uganda Cup.

Charles Ayiekoh Lukula, head coach Maroons Football Club
The Maroons Vs KCCA Draw at FUFA House, Mengo (Credit: John Batanudde)

Maroons has got several players oozing with experience having played in the top tier league and will therefore never be taken as a mere walk in the park.

Players as Maxwell Okello, Solomon Walusimbi, Pius Obuya, Eric Dhaira and Emmanuel Akol (goalkeepers), Ceaser Olega, David Ndihabwe, Emmanuel Olinga, Vincent Zziwa, Fred Amaku and others are all tried and tested.

KCCA under Morley Byekwaso who succeeded Mike Mutebi visits Maroons first leg before hosting the return leg at their Lugogo fortress.

Morley Byekwaso, KCCA head coach

This year’s Uganda Cup tournament only featured clubs in the top flight (Star Times Uganda Premier League) and second tier (FUFA Big League).

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.

Headline sponsors Stanbic Bank were joined by paint gurus Kansai Plascon as the other partners.

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.

Full Draws (Round of 16) – Both legs to be played between 1st – 6th May 2021

  • UPDF Vs Vipers – Bombo Military Stadium
  • Proline Vs Mbale Heroes – MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo
  • Onduparaka Vs SC Villa – AbaBet Green Light Stadium, Arua
  • Wakiso Giants Vs Tooro United – Kabaka Kyabbagu Stadium, Wakiso
  • Police Vs Solitlo Bright Stars – MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo
  • Express Vs URA – Betway Mutesa II Wankukukuku
  • BUL Vs Kitara or Kigezi Home Boyz – Kyabazinga Stadium, Bugembe
  • Maroons Vs KCCA – Prisons Stadium, Luzira

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

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