Ashraf Mandela and Cromwel Rwothomio celebrate a goal for URA. The two players are part of the squad that traveled to Yumbe for the contest against Total Credit: John Batanudde

Stanbic Uganda Cup 2021-2020 (Round of 64):

Saturday, 22nd January 2022 (Matches kick off at 3 PM):

  • Total Vs URA – Geya Primary School playground, Yumbe
  • Kalongo United Vs Adjumani Town Council – Kalongo Technical Institute ground, Agago

Pre-tournament favourites Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) are in the West Nile district of Yumbe to face little known Total during the round of 64 duel at the Geya Primary School School.

Three time winners of this championship (2005, 2011–2012 and 2013–2014), URA is seeking for the third title in as many years.

The tax collectors traveled to Yumbe earlier on Thursday to acclimatize to the conditions of the area as well as fade off the traveling fatigue.

Sam Timbe’s coached charges traveled with a full strength side with the exception of their star forward Steven Desse Mukwala who is in Iraq with the Uganda Cranes.

Team captain Shafik Kuchi Kagimu, experienced midfielder Saidi Kyeyune, pint sized wingers Joackiam Ojera and Viane Ssekajugo, Alou Kokas, goalkeeping trio of Nafian Alionzi, James Alitho and Hannington Ssebwalunyo, defenders Hudu Muliyi, Faruku Katongole, Patrick Mbowa, Ashraf Mandela, Derrick Ndahiro as well as the forwards Ibrahim Juma Dada and Cromwel Rwothomio all traveled.

URA goalkeeper Nafian Alionzi Legason. He returns to the native West Nile region

It is a big moment for three URA players who hail from the West Nile; Kokas, Dada and Rwothomio as they take on a home side.

From the basis of URA’s early travel to Yumbe and the full strength squad traveled with, the tax collectors are not taking any chances but rather will be all out to secure a victory that takes them to the next desired level; the round of 32.

Virtually, little is known of the opposition who will enjoy home advantage and have nothing to lose, but only play their hearts out for pride and proving football is a fair game.

URA captain Shafik Kuchi Kagimu Credit: URA FC Media

URA has lost three Uganda Cup finals in 2000, 2008–2009 and 2010–2011.

The other round of 64 game on the day will be played in Agago district when Kalongo United hosts Adjumani Town Council at the Kalongo Technical Institute play-ground.

The winner progresses to the round of 32 where the club is assured of at least Shs. 2,000,000.

The winner of the Uganda Cup earns the ticket to play at the CAF Confederation Cup.

Vipers are the reigning champions after humiliating BUL 8-2 in last season’s final played at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.

Other Round of 64 Results:

Cash Structure:

  • Winners – UGX 50M
  • Runners Up – UGX 25M
  • Semifinalists – UGX 12M
  • Quarterfinalists – UGX 6M
  • Round of 16 – UGX 3M
  • Round of 32 – UGX 2M

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

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