The irony of the Uganda Cup is the nature of its unpredictability. The competition, played on the knockout basis, usually sets up David Vs Goliath affairs and chances for giant-killing are often ripe.
And this year’s edition is no different as high profile scalps were registered at the round of 64 as five Uganda Premier League sides were eliminated at their first time of asking.
League leaders Vipers SC, Jinja based BUL FC, Busoga united, Onduparaka FC and Police FC were the big casualties that exited the competition at the hands of lower-division sides.
However, Vipers SC’s ejection by neighbors Kajjansi United and elimination of Jinja based BUL FC by Mvara boys FC were headline grabbing because they had a similar knock-on effect on either side.
The former fired head coach Edward Golola and his entire backroom staff while the latter sang from the ‘firing hymn book’ and fired Coach Peter Onen.
The Kitende based side has replaced Edward Golola with veteran coach Fred Kajoba while BUL FC hired German trained coach Arthur Kyesimira.
Onduparaka FC was shocked 1-0 by Bugamba while youthful Busoga United was battered 2-1 by Busia Young away from home. Abdallah Mubiru’s Police were beaten 2-0 by regional side Admin FC.
The Round of 64 Results
Kakira United 1-2 Mbarara City
Katwe United 1-2 Proline
Kiryandongo TC 1-3 Kigezi HomeBoyz
Star Light FC 2-3 Tooro United
Kajjansi United FC (8) 1-1 (7) Vipers SC
Busia Young FC 2-1 Busoga United FC
Bugamba FC 1-0 Onduparaka FC
Super Eagles 1-4 SC Villa
Ggaba 0(1)-0(3) Kiboga Young
Six O’clock 1(2)-1(4) Kitara
Koboko Rising Stars 0-1 Bright Stars
Young Elephants 0(1)-0(4) Maroons
Catda FC 0-2 KCCA FC
Lugazi Municipal FC 0-4 URA FC
Free Stars FC 2-0 Saviours FC
Fire Fire FC 0-1 Light SS FC
FHL FC (4) 0-0 (1) Ndejje University FC
Mvara Boys FC (4) 1-1 (2) Bul FC
Chimpanzee FC (0) 2-2 (3) Nyamityobora FC
Soroti FC 0-4 Kansai Plascon FC
Admin FC 2-0 Police FC
Bugoigo FC 0-2 Wakiso Giants FC
Mbale Garagi FC 1-2 UPDF FC
Sansiro FC 0-3 – Kyetume FC
St Marys FC 0-3 Express FC
Gadafi FC (1) 0-0 (3) MYDA FC
Luwero United FC (4) 0-0 (1) Doves All-stars FC
Kigezi FC 0-1 Bukedea TC FC
Spartans FC 1-0 Paidha Black Angels FC
U-touch FC (4) 0-0 (5) Water FC
Kampala University FC 0-1 Kataka FC
Dove FC 5-0 New Villa