Stanbic Uganda Cup (2021) – Round of 16 – Return Legs:
- URA 0-0 Express (*Express advance 2-1 on aggregate)
- Tooro United 2-2 Wakiso Giants (*Wakiso Giants advance 7-3 on aggregate)
- SC Villa 0-0 Onduparaka (SC Villa advance 1-0 on aggregate)
Express Football Club, Sports Club Villa and Wakiso Giants joined Vipers to the 2021 Stanbic Uganda Cup quarter final stage.
This followed the successful completion for their round of 16 return legs played on Tuesday, 4th May 2021 at the respective venues.
Express held Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to a goal-less draw on a slippery surface of the Arena of Visions in Ndejje University.
The result meant that Express who are popularly known as “Mukwano Gw’abangi” advanced to the round of 8 teams with a 2-1 aggregate score from the first leg.
Tooro United bowed out after a 2-all draw with visiting Wakiso Giants at the Buhinga stadium in Fort Portal.
Godfrey Akol and lethal striker Marvin Oshaba scored for Tooro United, an entity coached by Edward Golola.
Midfielder Joshua “Tallest Muganda” Lubwama and left footed winger Viane Ssekajugo replied for Douglas Bamweyana and Alex Gitta’s led Wakiso Gants.
Wakiso Giants had comfortably won the first leg 5-1 at their Kabake Kyabaggu fortress and that implies that the Purple Sharks qualified 7-3 on aggregate.
Sports Club Villa played it safe with a non-scoring draw against Onduparaka at the Military Barracks stadium in Bombo.
The result guaranteed the Jogoos of a slot in the quarter finals with a 1-0 win over the two legs. SC Villa needed a late-late 1-0 victory at the AbaBet Green Light Stadium in Arua during the first leg on 1st May 2021.
The trio join Vipers who made easy work of UPDF 4-2 on aggregate at the quarter final stage.
Meanwhile, Police visits Kavumba Recreational stadium on Wednesday, 5th May 2021 with a 4-1 comprehensive lead over Soltilo Bright Stars.
KCCA is at home (MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo) against Maroons having won 2-0 in the first leg at the Prisons stadium in Luzira.
Proline, winners of the cup in 2019 are away against Mbale Heroes at the Mbale Municipal Stadium.
Noordin Bunjo and Savio Kabugo’s goals in the first leg give Proline the first leg slim win.
Rasta-man, Jamalldin Buchochera, who is also captain at Mbale Heroes scored a late consolation diving header that gives Mbale Heroes a beam of hope coming to the return leg.
In a related development, the first leg of the round of 16 contest between BUL and Kigezi Home Boyz will be played at the Kyabazinga stadium in Jinja city.
This will be Alex Isabirye’s first game as head coach of BUL upon his second return since taking over from the released Arthur Kyesimira.
To reach the round of 16, BUL eliminated Blacks Power 5-2 on aggregate whilst Kigezi Home Boyz qualified on the famous away goal’s rule after a 5-all draw over the two legs.
Kigezi Home Boyz won 4-2 away at Kavumba in the first leg before losing 3-1 at their Kabale Municipal Stadium fortress in the return leg.
The FUFA Executive Committee meeting of 30th April 2021 has already indicated that Kitara Region Football Association will host the final of this year’s Stanbic Uganda Cup at the refurbished Masindi Municipal Stadium on a date yet to be determined.
FUFA Competitions Department runs the Stanbic Uganda Cup that is proudly bankrolled by Stanbic Bank Uganda and paints specialists Kansai Plascon.
This historic tournament has been played since 1971.
MAIN PHOTO: Express FC’s players and officials celebrate their qualification to the Stanbic Uganda Cup quarterfinals after eliminating URA at the Arena of Visions play ground, Ndejje University (Credit: Express FC Media Department)