Onduparaka players celebrate a goal at the AbaBet Green Light Stadium, Arua Credit: Onduparaka Media

Stanbic Uganda Cup 2021 (Round of 16):

First Leg: Saturday, 1st May – Onduparaka Vs SC Villa (4 PM)

*At Aba Bet Green Light Stadium, Arua

Onduparaka Football Club hosts Sports Club Villain the first leg of the Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 16 stage at the Aba Bet Green Light Stadium in Arua city on Saturday, 1st May 2021.

This will be one of the three matches lined up on this day. Express hosts URA at the Mutesa II Wankulukuku Stadium and army side UPDF entertains Vipers at Bombo in the other game.

Coming to the game in Arua city, both the Catarpillars and Jogoos will seek for early advantage ahead of the return leg next week.

Onduparaka lost in their previous game (in league) away to Express 2-0 at Wankulukuku, succumbing to two late goals from Eric Kenzo Kambale.

SC Villa on the other hand needed a late-late winner from Muhammed Nsereko to earn a point at home against visiting BUL at Bombo.

SC Villa team

Under Joseph Harold Mutyaba, at home, Onduparaka will play their hearts out for a positive result.

Living Kabon, Joel Jangeyambe, Noel Nasasira, Mahdi Ajobe, Moses Okot, Gabriel Matata among others are some of the players that the home side will dwell upon.

Onduparaka Head coach Joseph Mutyaba and his assistant Louis Figo Kizito

Onduparaka will pray that goalkeeper Michael Kagiri who limped out from the Expres game passes a late fitness test otherwise Tonny Kyamera could be used.

SC Villa’s goalkeeping duo of Saidi Keni and Meddie Kibirige, Fred Agandu, Garvin Kizito Mugweri, Derrick Ndahiiro, Geofrey Wasswa, Emmanuel Wasswa Alex, Nicholas Kabonge, Amir Kakomo, Salim Abdallah, Muhammed Nsereko, Isaac Ogwang and others some of the Jogoo players who made the West Nile trip.

Ronald Ssekiganda, Moses Kiggundu,Benson Muhindo and left back Andrew Kiwanuka did not travel because of different ailments.

Edward Kaziba, Sports Club Villa head coach

Jogoos’ head coach Edward Kaziba, his assistant Ibrahim Kirya and the rest of the backroom staff have to plot for the match and definitely strategize on how to pick decent results on the road.

The return leg will be played on Tuesday, 4th May 2021 at the Military Barracks Stadium in Bombo.

SC Villa has won the Uganda Cup 9 times whilst Onduparaka has never won this trophy, but played in the 2016 final before losing to Vipers 3-1 at Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium.

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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