By Allan Damba
Stanbic Uganda Cup holders Proline FC have their eyes strongly set on reclaiming their crown when they get their 2021 campaign underway.
Proline who were the last side to win the trophy in 2019 with the 2020 edition cancelled following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, kickstart their journey against MYDA FC at the MTN Omondi Stadium in Lugogo.
The Tuesday, April 5, encounter is the first of the two-legged affair and provides both sides a chance to progress to the Round of 16.
Proline who have had a bright start to the FUFA Big League season will very much fancy their chances of progress as they face the Uganda Premier League’s bottom side.
The hosts’ head coach Anthony Bongole will look at the experience of senior strikers, Brian Umony and Hamis Diego Kizza for the much-needed and important first leg goals.
We also wait to see if Proline prospect Alpha Thierry Ssali will get his second senior start. This follows his debut for Proline four days ago as his side beat Terrazo and Tiles 3-1 in a FUFA Big League match.
MYDA FC will look at their own star players like Ibrahim Nsimbe, Paul Musamali and Lebanon-born Hussein Saleh for a positive result in the first leg.
The return leg will come within a week on April 12 in Tororo at the King George IV Memorial Stadium.