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Proline plot early advantage away to Kyetume in Uganda Cup

Proline defeated Vipers to make it to the semis. (file Photo)

FUFA Uganda Cup 2018/19 Semi Final-First Leg

Kyetume FC vs Proline FC

Nakisunga Saza Playground, Mukono

Monday, 29-04-2019 @3pm

MUKONO – Kyetume FC will host Proline in the first leg of the 2018/19 FUFA Big League at the Nakisunga Saza Playground on Monday afternoon.

The clash features two of the most outstanding sides in the FUFA Big League this season.

Proline are currently topping the standings in the Rwenzori Group after accumulating 38 points from 18 games.

For Kyetume, they are second in the Elgon Group, five points behind leaders Wakiso Giants with two games to play.

However, the League form and standings will not count on Monday as a place in the final of the oldest competition in the country, is at stake.

Proline head into the tie as slight favourites as they were just demoted to the Big League last year.

Their primary target was to make an instant return to the top tier and with that goal clearly in their reach, a Cup final who do no harm or better still, going on to win it.

Going into the game, Proline must be worried about Kyetume as they are both in the same League.

“We are determined as we travel to Kyetume for the first leg. Said Proline head coach Shafick Bisaso.

“They are a Big league side like us but with experienced players.

“We have faced such players and we are set for the battle at hand.

Proline are expected to be without Hakim Kiwanuka and Isma Kabugu. The duo also missed the last league game away to Koboga Young last Thursday.

For Kyetume, they will be without Ibrahim Ceaser Kazindula who lost two teeth in their last league game away to Dove All Stars. He will also not return until the season closes.

Kazindula will be out for Kyetume. (Agency Photo)

Kyetume’s team is indeed experienced as they are with the likes of Robert Ssentongo, Vincent Kayizzi Walugembe, Denis Lubowa, Godfrey Buni, Tarzan Kambugu, Elukana Nkugwa, players who have previously featured prominently in the Uganda Premier League in the recent past.

With League games and a second leg coming up, both teams are expected to approach the game cautiously.

The return leg will be played in early May ahead of the grand finale at Masaka Recreational Stadium.

How they got here

-Kyetume eliminated UPDF, St. Stephens, Kitara and Wakiso Giants to reach the semifinals.

-For Proline, they got the better of Light SS, Nyamityobora, Onduparaka and Vipers in the initial stages so as to earn a semifinal spot.

The winner of the Uganda Cup earns a direct ticket to represent the country at the CAF Confederation cup.

KCCA, the defending champions were eliminated by Tooro United at the round of 16 stage.

The other semifinal first leg between Bright Stars and Express ended 1-1 at the Champions Stadium in Mwerere.

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