Kigezi Home Boyz players celebrate a goal. They beat Kitara 4-2 in the first leg of the Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 32

Stanbic Uganda Cup (Round of 32):

  • First Leg: Kitara 2-4 Kigezi Home Boyz
  • Second Leg: Sunday, 2nd May 2021: Kigezi Home Boyz Vs Kitara – Kabale Municipal Stadium, Kabale (4 PM)

It is advantage Kigezi Home Boyz prior to the return leg of the Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 32 at home against Uganda Premier League side Kitara.

The Mountain Gorilla team  humiliated Kitara 4-2 away at the Kavumba Recreational Stadium during the first leg of the re-scheduled Stanbic Uganda Cup on Thursday, 29th April 2021.

Dickson Kihanga Niwamanya scored a hat-trick in the game and Rogers Tabule added the other in the closing minutes of the match.

Kitara’s captain Maxwell Owadigui and left back Zakayo Kizito found the two consolation goals for the home team.

Niwamanya’s goals came in the 22nd, 49th and 77th minutes of the game with Tabule’s strike arriving on the stoke of full time.

Kitara head coach Mark Twinamatisko is humbled for the performance but calls upon his charges to avoid complacency in the return leg.

“It is humbling to win the first leg away with four goals. However, we have the return leg and players should not be over confident before the return leg” Twinamatisko disclosed.

Both teams travelled to Kabale in the night ahead of the return leg set to be played to on Sunday, 2nd May 2021 at the Kabale Municipal Stadium.

“We reached safely in Kabale although the place is very cold. We are focused to play in the return leg and win” Kitara CEO, Joshua Atugonza disclosed.

Kitara has blown cold in the Uganda Premier League with only two wins in 21 matches under head coach Anthony Ssekitto and his assistant Asuman Luzige.

Luzige also doubles as the goalkeeping coach at the club.

The Kigezi Home Boyz versus Kitara clash was earlier supposed to be played at the start of the month but was postponed after a miscommunication from the FUFA competitions department.

Referees traveled to Masindi Municipal Stadium and so did Kitara as Kigezi Home Boyz stayed at Kavumba, so, the match was not played.

Consequently, FUFA re-scheduled the match with transport facilitation to Kigezi Home Boyz for the match at Kavumba.

The winner between Kitara and Kigezi Home Boyz will face BUL during the round of 16 double legged duels.

BUL hosts the first leg on Wednesday, 5th May 2021 at the Kyabazinga Stadium, Bugembe in Jinja city during the first leg.

Other first leg matches kick off on Saturday, 1st May 2021.

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

Return Legs:

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

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

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