In the 2018 Pepsi University Football League semifinals, Kampala University eliminated St. Lawrence University 6-5 in penalty shootouts.
After four years, the two institutions will face off in the 2022 quarterfinals and SLAU will be hoping to revenge on KU.
“We have faced KU on four different occasions but we were most disappointed with the 2018 semifinal result,” SLAU head coach Davis Nnono told the media.
“That was four years ago and a lot has changed since then and we now have a better team I believe.”
“We meet for the first time in the quarterfinals and I am optimistic that we have the potential to eliminate them,” Nnono added.
Two-time champions of the UFL, KU will host the first leg of this quarterfinal encounter at Kibuli on Thursday, September 15.
“We are prepared in all aspects and we are just waiting for the game on Thursday,” KU head coach Vincent Tumusiime said ahead of the game.
“SLAU has developed into a formidable team in recent years but we can only acknowledge them for improvement.”
“Our last appearance in the final was in 2018 and they were in our way at one stage and we went past them and we are looking forward to the same this season,” Tumusiime noted.
To reach this year’s last eight, KU finished second in Group E with 10 points while 11 points were enough for SLAU to top Group D.
While KU has won two UFL titles, SLAU is still hunting for the first. Their best performance was the 2019 edition where they reached the final before losing to Uganda Christian University.