Lira City Council FC shall once again make a short trip to UTC Lira as the Lee Ager faces the reigning Northern Regional League table leaders, Northern Gateway SC in a City Derby.
The two met about 3 weeks ago in the regional league tie and Allan Atala's lone goal was enough to separate the two. Previously (2021/22 season), LCC FC beat Northern Gateway SC 2-0 at the same ground in the Regional League.
The gladiators came from a goal down to beat Otuke district 4th division side, Northern Vipers 2-1 in Otuke at the first preliminary round one.
The Lee Ager out smashed Amolatar based fishermen (Red Devo FC) 3-0 at Lango College playground in a back to back meeting after a 1-0 loss at the shores of Lake Kyoga (Namasale Technical Center playground).
The City Derby will be a very contentious affair with LCC FC trying to revenge while NGW SC try to keep their dominance in the City and region at large. The game will undoubtedly attract the biggest crowd once again.
Pajule Lions eliminated Mauritz FC to book a date with Tanzania FC at Pajule Primary School playground, Pader district.
Rwotker SA welcomes Peyot FC at Unyama NTC, Gulu. Rwotker beat De Heros FC 5-6 on penalties after a two all draw. In a similar way, Peyot FC progressed to the round two, winning 4-2 on penalty shootout after a one all draw with Pabbo FC.
Debutors, Mentor FC makes a short trip to Akalo in Kole district to tussle it out with Akalo Express FC. In Mentors first ever Stanbic Uganda Cup Preliminary game, they beat Kole based Bafana United 2-0 at Bala Primary School playground. Akalo Express FC were held to a one all draw in Apac Boma Ground by Sago Wa FC only to progress after the penalty shootout (4-3).
Stanbic Uganda Cup Preliminary Round Two | Wednesday, 3rd January 2024.
All Kick off time is at 3pm
Pajule Lions Vs Tanzania FC @ Pajule primary School, Pader
Rwotker SA Vs Peyot FC @ Unyama NTC, Gulu
Akalo Express FC Vs Mentor @ Akalo SS ground, Kole
Northern Gateway SC Vs Lira City Council FC, @ UTC Lira
Kwania United and Acholi United qualified to the next round as a bye. There will be no extra time, incase any match ends in a draw, the winner shall be determined from Kick from the penalty mark.
8 clubs have already progressed to the next round of Stanbic Uganda Cup Preliminary Round in the Northern Region. Six more clubs will join Blue Stars, Kwania Utd, SC Tawai, Amati FC, RedBull Atanga FC, Homeland Utd, Olokile FC and Acholi United are the eight.