The 2018/2019 Stanbic Uganda Cup will have Shs120M shared among the participating teams compared to Shs90M that was shared amongst teams last season.
The winner of this year’s competition will walk away with Shs40M compared to last season when they pocketed Shs30M. The losing finalist will pocket Shs20M, just like last season each semifinalist will walk away with Shs10M.
Quarter finalists and those whose journey will end at the round of 16 will pocket Shs5m and Shs2.5M each respectively.
This was revealed at the round of 64 draw held at Serena Hotel on Monday morning by Stanbic Bank’s Sonia Karamagi together with the FUFA president Moses Magogo.
“For Stanbic bank to sponsor this competition is a sign of confidence because it is risky to such entities which focus much on losses,” Magogo told journalists.
“This is a great milestone towards the development of Uganda’s football. Football would be useless without stake holders,” he added.
It’s the second straight year that the bank will be sponsoring the tournament that started way back in 1970 and currently has KCCA FC and Express as the joint record holders on 10 each.
“Sports world over is not just a recreational activity, it contributes to economic development through job creation, skills development, infrastructural investments and business growth,” Karamagi told journalists.
“This is why Stanbic bank is partnering with FUFA to grow football through the Stanbic Uganda Cup and we look forward to an exciting and competitive season,” she said.
The 2018/2019 season resumed on December 1, with pre-qualifier games taking place across the country in all the eight football regions.
The Round of 64 will be played between January 18th-22nd 2019, with holders KCCA FC hosting Amuka Bright, while 2015 winners Vipers SC will host Rusereke Growers
Below are the Round of 64 fixtures
Vipers vs Rushekere Growers FC
Akadot FC vs Kitara FC
Kira United vs St Marys/Makindye Cubs
SC Villa vs Buganda 3
Water FC vs Saviour FC
KCCA FC vs Amuka Bright Stars
Admin FC vs Doves All stars
Mbarara City vs Maroons FC
Bumate vs Ntinda United
BUL FC vs Kataka FC
U-Turn FC vs Mvara FC
Kyetume FC vs UPDF
Paidha Black Angels vs Express FC
Buganda 2 vs Edgars / Fire Fire FC
Busia Young vs Onduparaka FC
St Stephens/Lungujja vs Budondo
Tepper FC vs Buganda 4
Bukedea FC vs Dove FC
Tooro United FC vs Entebbe FC
Proline FC vs Light SS
Western 1 vs Kiboga Young
Calvary FC vs Kabale Sharp
Wakiso Giants vs Vision FC
Western FC vs Kirinya Jinja FC
Bright Stars vs Western 2
Kachumbala FC vs Nyamityobora FC
Kireka United vs New Villa FC
Buganda 1 vs Koboka Rising Stars
Police FC vs Boma FC
URA FC vs JMC Hippos
Ndejje University FC vs Kansai Plascon
Nebbi Central vs Catida FC / Express FC