Stanbic Uganda Cup 2017/18 Quarter Finals
KJT 0-3 SC Villa
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
SC Villa become the second side to reach the semi finals of the 2017/18 Uganda Cup after they defeated fourth division side KJT 3-0 at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.
Like KCCA FC a day before, SC VIlla made it easy for them selves as they raced into an early lead after 10 minutes through a George Ssenkaba header.
Star player Martin Kizza made it 2-0 from the penalty spot before another penalty with 21 minutes to play from Ambrose Kirya ensecured Villa’s passage to a second semi final appearance in four years.
“Am delighted that we have reached the semi finals, said SC Villa head coach Wasswa Bbosa.
“We approached the game in a way that we put it in our minds that we are playing a top tier side especially after the things they(KJT) have done to URA ans Bul earlier in the competition.
“They made it easy for us because they are a side that loves to play as they pass the ball around which played into our favor as we can also do likewise.
“In the semi finals, we expect stronger opposition so we need to work on our striking department so as we sharpen it further.
The two other quarter finals will be played next weekend.
Synergy hosts Proline at the Masaka Recreational Stadium on Saturday and Kansai Plascon will face Vipers at Naro Ntawo playground the following day.
The winner of this championship will pocket Shs. 30M with the runners up assured of Shs. 20M.
The losing semi finalists will each bag Shs. 10M and quarter finalists 5M each.
KCCA is the reigning champion after defeating West Nile side Paidha Black Angels 2-0 away at the Bet Way Green Light Stadium in Arua.
This year’s final will be hosted by the North East region in Kumi Municipality (exact playing field will be confirmed).
Other Uganda Cup quarter final matches:
Saturday, April 28th 2018
- Synergy vs. Proline FC, Masaka Recreational Stadium
Sunday, April 29th 2018
- Kansai Plascon vs. Vipers SC – Naro Ntawo playground