Five Stars players in a talk session with their coaches after a training session at Entebbe Works playground on Tuesday, 25th January 2022 (Credit: David Isabirye)

Stanbic Uganda Cup 2021-2022 (Round of 64):

  • Wednesday, 26th January 2022:
  • Five Stars Vs Tooro United – Works Playground, Entebbe (3:00 PM)
  • Entry Fee: 3000/=

A lot has changed at Wakiso District fourth division side Five Stars Football Club since they progressed to the Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 64.

The technical docket of the club has complete new faces and the squad has been beefed up with four players.

Experienced Moses Lukyamuzi and a one Cambiasso are now the coaches having taken over from Hussein Mulawa and his support staff Moses Kayemba.

Cambiasso and Moses Lukyamuzi with a healthy talk session at Entebbe Works playground (Credit: David Isabirye)

The club has also signed fresh faces including a Nigerian Oyirala Naija, Frank Lubega, Fabino Oyalo and Benjamin Ssozi.

On Wednesday, 26th January 2022, Five Stars Football Club takes on Uganda Premier League side Tooro United.

Aware of the magnitude of work load in thy midst, the Entebbe Airways sponsored club has since intensified their trainings sessions at the re-greened historic Entebbe Works playground in the heart of Entebbe Municipality.

The club held a double trainings session on Monday and one session on Tuesday morning as the players limbered for the big-do.

Five Stars players train penalty kicks (Credit: David Isabirye)

Lukyamuzi, a former player at Masaka Local Council, KCCA and Nkumba University is aware of the demands for such games.

He is however optimistic that his charges will stage a gallant show in the match proper.

“We have trained well and expect a decent spirited display against Tooro United. We shall approach the game cautiously” Lukyamuzi revealed moments after the final training session on Tuesday.

Moses Lukyamuzi, coach Five Stars Football Club (Credit: David Isabirye)

Besides the four additions, Five Stars Entebbe will dwell upon other significant players as goalkeeper Jackson Kigozi, Marvin Ssebuliba, Mathias Ssegirinya, Derrick Ssentongo, James Ssimbwa, Hassan Bukenya Wasswa, Wanyanya Mukawana, Steven “Burkina” Gita, Andrew Selukowe Bukenya, Ivan Ssemugoma, Ashraf Kabonge, Timothy Byaruhanga, Shafic Leju, Andrew Julius Kalumba, Damiano Mukasa and Jeremy Matata, among others.

Tooro United itself will not be a walk in the park given the top flight status quo.

Under new head coach Ibrahim Kirya, Tooro United also has tried and tested players as Mark Nsubuga, Dennis Ojara, Marvin Oshaba, Ponsiano Ssegonja, Majid Mutoni, Julius Pirwot, Hussein Mwanje, Rashid Lubega, Gerald Lubanjwa, Apollo Kagogwe, Shafik Nana Kakeeto as well as the goalkeeping duo of Kenneth “Given” lukyamuzi and Simon Mabuya.

For starters, Five Stars Entebbe eliminated Rays of Grace in the first match of the preliminary round 6-5 in post-match penalties after normal time had ended 2-all at Kirugu playground in Njeru.

They then bundled out Kawomya 2-0 at the same venue before ejecting Mukono based Free Stars 1-0 in the third and final match of the preliminary round.

Works Entebbe Playground that will host Five Stars against Tooro United (Credit: David Isabirye)

Other games:

In other round of 64 matches on Wednesday, 25th January 2022, Koboko based Tipsa host Arua Hill at the Nyariro Primary School ground.

Kampala Regional side Impala Hill face FUFA Big League’s Proline at the Mulago playground.

The winners of the respective games will qualify to the round of 32 for this tournament played since 1971.

Stanbic Bank is the main sponsor with paints gurus Kansai Plascon the other partner.

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

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