By Edward Tumusiime
FUFA has announced dates for the Uganda Cup round of 16 ties. Both legs will be played between 1st to 6th May, 2021.
The postponed fixture between Kitara FC and Kigezi Homeboyz has also been given a date. At the Round of 32, 15 of 16 games were played, with the Kitara FC Vs Kigezi game postponed.
The first leg was not honored after poor communication about the match-day venue. FUFA has since rescheduled the first leg to April 29. The second leg of the fixture at Mbale Municipal stadium has not been confirmed
All teams who qualified for the round of 16 are already guaranteed a minimum of Sh3m each as prize money from Cup sponsors. The winner of the final which will be played on July 24 at a yet to be named venue, will take home Sh50m.
It should be noted that this year’s Cup is competed for by only UPL and Big League clubs. The tournament is being played on a home and away basis until the final.
Wakiso Giants midfielder Tom Matsiko is the leading scorer in the competition with three goals.
Here is the fixture:
Thursday April 29th 2021
–Kitara FC vs Kigezi Homeboyz FC, Kavumba Recreation Ground
Round of 16 First leg;
Saturday 1st May 2021
-Express FC vs URA FC, Mutesa II Stadium Wankulukuku ( Will be Televised live)
-UPDF FC vs Vipers FC, Bombo Military stadium
-Onduparaka FC vs SC Villa, Greenlight Stadium Arua
Sunday 2nd May
-Proline FC vs Mbale Heroes FC, MTN Omondi stadium 1pm (Will be Televised Live)
-Police FC vs Bright Stars FC, MTN Omondi stadium 3:30 (Will be Televised live)
-Wakiso Giants FC vs Tooro United FC, Kabaka Kyabaggu stadium
-Maroons FC vs KCCA FC, Prisons ground Luzira
Wednesday 5th May
-BUL FC vs Kitara FC /Kigezi Homeboyz FC
Monday 3rd May
-Vipers FC vs UPDF FC, St Mary’s Kitende stadium (Will be Televised live)
Tuesday 4th May
-URA FC vs Express FC, Arena of vision
-SC Villa vs Onduparaka FC, Bombo Military stadium (Will be Televised live)
-Tooro United FC vs Wakiso Giants FC, Buhinga stadium
Wednesday 5th May
-KCCA FC vs Maroons FC, MTN Omondi stadium (Will be televised live)
-Bright Stars FC vs Police FC, Kavumba Recreation Ground
Thursday 6th May
-Mbale Heroes FC vs ProlineFC, Mbale Municipal Stadium