Joint record Stanbic Uganda Cup winners Express FC and KCCA FC will face off in the Stanbic Uganda Cup quarterfinals.
Tuesday’s draw pitted the Red Eagles against the Kasasiro Boys, with the former will host the first leg of a doubleheader.
Express eliminated Kyetume FC in the Round of 32 before seeing off URA FC at the Round of 16, and according to head coach Wasswa Bbosa, his side’s next assignment is a fair one.
“Our journey to this stage has not been an easy one from Kyetume to URA, but I think KCCA is fair enough compared to the other teams we would have faced,” Bbosa told the club’s media.
“All the remaining teams are tactical, and I think we shall seat down draw means on how we can win and progress past KCCA.”
“KCCA are a good side with good coaches and good players, and on that note, therefore, we owe them respect,” he added.
Morley Byekwaso’s coached side went past Big League side Maroons FC 5-0 on aggregate to reach this level.
Both teams have won the Uganda Cup ten times the most of any other team. SC Villa comes closest to them on nine trophies.
With KCCA’s hopes of winning the league nearly over, the Uganda Cup remains their hope if they are to take something home at the end of the season, whereas for Express, they still have a chance for a domestic double.
Vipers SC versus SC Villa, Police FC up against Wakiso Giants FC are the other huge ones to look out for in a fortnight.
Current holders Proline FC will take on either BUL FC or fellow Big League side Kigezi Home Boys FC. BUL hold a 2-1 advantage ahead of the second leg of their Round of 16 tie.
Both legs of the quarterfinals will be played between May 25 and June 2, 2021.