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Pilsner Super 8 dates altered

KCCA are the current holders of the Pilsner Super 8. (PHOTOS/File)

Pilsner Super 8 2019

First Round

Tuesday, 30th July – Proline Vs Vipers – Star Times Stadium, Lugogo

Thursday, 1st August – Wakiso Giants Vs KCCA – Wakisha Resource Center, Wakiso

Friday, 2nd August – Mbarara City Vs URA – Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara

Sunday, 4th August – Onduparaka Vs Tooro United – Green Light Stadium, Arua

KAMPALA – On Monday, 15th July-2019, the FUFA Super 8 was launched in Luzira and it was announced that it would run for 31 days, from the 24th of July to August 24th.

However, the date for the opening round matches has been changed by the Federation of Uganda Football Asssociation (FUFA) sighting un-fore seen circumstances.

The communication was made to the 8 teams on Monday, 23rd June through a document signed by the FUFA Director of Competitions, Aisha Nalule.

In the changes effected, the opening games between Proline FC and Vipers SC will now be played on Tuesday, 30th July, at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.

Proline earned their ticket to participate in the Super 8 as winners of the 2018/19 FUFA Big Leeague.

For Vipers, they finished second in the 2018/19 StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL).

The second game which will pit Wakiso Giants at home to KCCA FC will be played on Thursday, 1st August at the Wakisha Resort Center in Wakiso.

Wakiso finished second in the Big League last season while KCCA FC are the current holders of the top tier title.

On Friday, 2nd August, managerless Mbarara City will take on URA at the Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara.

The game was initially slated to take place on July 27th but with Kakyeka deemed unavailable by management, which is the reason fronted as to why the date has been altered.

Mbarara City who parted ways with head coach Livingstone Mbabazi at the end of May, finished 5th in the SUPL last season while the Tax Collectors who have been on a spending spree in the offseason, finished 3rd.

URA FC finished third in the league last season.

The other match between Onduparaka FC and Tooro United will be played on Sunday, 4th August at the Green Light Stadium in Arua. The Caterpillers 6th in the SUPL while Tooro United were 4th, last season.

The Pilsner Super 8 is contested by who finished in the top six of the previous SUPL and two newly promoted sides.

KCCA FC are the defending champions of the competition, having defeated Onduparaka 2-0 at Wankulukuku to win the first edition last year.

The tournament format

The winners of the four first-round games will go on to face off in the semifinals of this year’s edition with the victors in the respective semis, going on to play the final.

Likewise, for the losers in the first round, the will face off in the semis before the respective victors lock horns in the placement final.

At the end of the tournament, the teams will be ranked from 1-8.

The prize money

It was revealed on Monday that the Pilsner Super 8 prize money has been more than doubled from UGX 30m to UGX 68m.

The 68m will be shared by the respective teams as per their final positions with the winner walking away with UGX 20m, runners ups UGX 12m, third place UGX 10m and the fourth UGX 8m. The fifth to eighth-ranked teams will get UGX 6m, UGX 5m, UGX 4m and UGX 3m, respectively.

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