Kigezi Home Boyz's goalkeeper in action Credit: John Batanudde

Uganda Cup (Round of 32 – Second Leg)

Sunday, 2nd May 2021: Kigezi Home Boyz Vs Kitara – Kabale Municipal Stadium

Either Kigezi Home Boyz or Kitara will advance to the round of 16 in the 2021 Uganda Cup tournament.

These two clubs play the return leg in the stage of 32 with Kigezi Home Boyz at the Kabale Municipal Stadium on Sunday, 2nd May 2021.

Kigezi Home Boyz has the advantage having won the first encounter 4-2 at Kavumba Recreational Stadium.

During the first leg, Dickson Kihanga Niwamanya scored a hat-trick in the game and Rogers Tabule added the other for visiting Kigezi Home Boyz.

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

Kigezi Home Boyz head coach Mark Twinamatisko is confident of pulling off a decent result to progress to the next stage but has warned his players never to be complancent before the job is accomplished.

“We need to focus and avoid being over confident. Football is played in 90 minutes. The players should not relax until the work is completed” Twinamatisko warned.

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.

This will be Alex Isabirye’s first match as head coach at BUL since his second return with the Eastern Giants.

The round of 16 continues on Sunday, 2nd May 2021 with first leg duels at different venues.

The MTN Omondi stadium in Lugogo has a double header with Proline versus Mbale Heroes the early kick off at 1 PM before Police will face Soltilo Bright Stars at 3:30 PM.

At the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium, Wakiso Giants face Tooro United and Maroons will face KCCA at Prisons ground in Luzira.

Bank Uganda is the headline sponsor of the tournament with paints gurus Kansai Plascon the other partners.

Last year’s championship was cancelled because of the Coronavirus pandemic

Round of 16 – 1st Leg Results:

  • Onduparaka 0-1 SC Villa
  • Express 2-1 URA
  • UPDF 1-3 Vipers

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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