Stanbic Uganda Cup Preliminary Round II - Northern Region Football Association.
A total of six games on card today, Tuesday 2nd January 2023 in the Stanbic Uganda Cup Preliminary Round II in the Northern Region Football Association.
Four clubs/teams shall represent the region in the round of 64 of Stanbic Uganda Cup 2023/24 season. Two from Acholi Sub region and the other two from Lango Sub region.
Olokile FC hosts National Youth FC in Pader district, at Community Church ground. Olokile FC progressed to this round after the failure of Gulu City Council FC to visit the Pader based side in the preliminary round I, earning them free entry to the round II. National Youth FC progressed to the round II as a bye.
Lwani FC visits Homeland Utd in Amuru district at Pabbo Primary School playground. Both Homeland Utd and Lwani FC didn't play the preliminary round I physically to progress to the round II, their opponents; Kalongo Utd and One Heart Utd respectively who were away, didn't honor their preliminary round I games.
RedBull Atanga FC hosts JLOS FC at Lacekocot Primary School playground in Pader district. To hit the preliminary round II, RedBull Atanga FC beat Patongo Utd 1-0, whereas, JLOS FC beat Gulu Legends 2-0 to book a slot. Both sides were at home. Last season JLOS FC went as far as the round of 32 only to be eliminated (1-0) by Calvary FC in Yumbe. They progressed from the round of 64 when Busoga United failed to turn up for the game at Kitgum Boma Ground.
In Lango Sub region, Amati FC whose first preliminary round I opponent (Gazelles FC) didn't travel to Kamdini faces Lira based Regional League side, Saviors FC at Amati Primary School playground in Kamdini, Oyam District.
Dokolo based SC Tawai hosts City Boys FC from Lira City at Angwecibange Primary School playground. SC Tawai traveled and beat Awila Utd 2-0 in Akokoro, Apac district. On the other side, City Boys FC got an easy pass to the next round when their opponent (Nile Villa FC) from Dokolo district failed to turn up for the game at Lira Town College playground. Last season, SC Tawai reached the round of 64 and got eliminated by Mbarara City (1-0) at Angwecibange Primary School playground in Dokolo town.
Oyam based side, Blue Stars FC hosts Elite FC at Oyam Boma ground. Blue Stars FC's 4-0 win on the road against Te Oburu FC earned them a slot in this round. Elite FC who last season went as far as the round of 32 in Stanbic Uganda Cup to be knocked out by Adjumami T.C FC in West Nile beat Bright Stars FC 9-8 on penalties after a one all draw to progress to the round II.
All games kick off at 3:00pm and in a situation where a match ends in a draw, the game goes direct to penalty shootout. Six more games are on card tomorrow, Wednesday 3rd January 2024 with the biggest this round being the Lira City derby between Northern Gateway SC and Lira City Council FC at UTC Lira playground.