12 clubs pair up to determine the final four who shall represent the region in the round of 64 of Stanbic Uganda Cup 50th edition.
Amati FC who are yet to play a physical game travels from Kamdini, Oyam District to face Kwania Utd at UCC Aduku, Kwania District. Amati FC got a walkover twice at home when Gazelle FC and Saviors FC failed to honor their preliminary round fixtures in the first and second round respectively.
Last season's round of 64 representative SC Tawai host the stubborn Oyam based Blue Stars FC who eliminated Elite FC who reached the round of 32 last season. The Dokolo based side eliminated City Boys FC from Lira 2-1 to progress to the third round.
Debutants Mentor FC beat Akalo Express FC to set a date with former FUFA Big League club, Northern Gateway SC at Mentor SS Akwoyo campus in Lira. Ronald Okello will once again meet a side that eliminated his Regional League coached Lira City Council FC and had beaten him in the league 1-0.
In Acholi Sub region, Pajule Lions will travel for the first time in this edition's preliminary games having played the first two rounds at home. The lions meets Homeland United who are lucky to be playing their third consecutive preliminary round games at home.
Olokile FC awaits the resolution from Northern RFA competition disciplinary to determine whom to visit between Atanga RedBull FC and JLOS FC whose result is pending petition resolution. JLOS FC petitioned Atanga RedBull FC for use of ineligible player in a game they lost on penalty shootout after a one all draw in the second preliminary round.
Acholi United will welcome Rwotker SA at PTC, Kitgum. Rwotker knocked out Peyot FC to progress to this round whereas Acholi United advanced as a bye.
All the third round games shall be played on Sunday, 7th January 2024 at 3pm. There shall be no extra time in case the game ends tied up. In such scenario, the winner is determined from the penalty kick.
3 teams from each sub region shall qualify to the final qualification round. One best looser from each sub region shall also be qualified to join the 3 teams to make four to play the final qualification round.
NORTHERN RFA Stanbic Uganda cup 3rd preliminary round | Sunday, 7th Jan 2024 Fixtures.
Lango Sub region
Kwania United vs Amati FC @Aduku UCC, Aduku
Mentor SS vs Northern Gateway SC @ Mentor SS Akwoyo campus, Lira
SC Tawai Vs Blue star FC @ Angwecibange Primary School, Dokolo
Acholi Sub region
Homeland United Vs Pajule Lions FC @ Pabbo Primary School, Amuru
Acholi United Vs Rwotker SA @ PTC, Kitgum
Atanga Redbull/JLOS Vs Olokilee FC @ TBC
Final qualifications round will be played on 10th Jan2024.