KAMPALA – The Stanbic Uganda Cup has been boosted by increment in Prize money for the participating teams for the 2018/19 season.
This was announced at the launch of this season’s campaign at Serena Hotel on Monday.
The 2018/19 edition was officially launched by the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo flanked by the Senior Marketing Manager from Stanbic Bank-Sonia Karamagi, FUFA Executive committee member –cum-marketing committee chairperson Rogers Byamukama, FUFA Marketing Director Esther Musoke, and Deputy CEO Humphrey Mandu among others.
The prize money has been increased from Ug.shs 90M to Ug.shs 120M with the winning club smiling home with Ug.shs 40M, runners up Ug.shs 20M, semi-finalists Ug.shs 10M, quarter finalists Ug.shs 5M and Ug.shs 2.5M for each of the clubs that finish at the round of 16 stage.
While addressing the media before the official launch and round of 64 draws, the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo re-echoed the essence of such a tournament as the Stanbic Uganda Cup in as far as rhyming with FUFA vision of being the top footballing nation in Africa as well as the mission of developing the game through competitions.
“Our Vision as FUFA is to become the top footballing nation in Africa, said Magogo.
“The mission is to develop the game through competitions as the Stanbic Uganda Cup. At the end of the 90 minutes, we always have winner.
“I thank Stanbic Bank for the trust and confidence in us as a federation. The increased financial resource in terms of prize money is a sign of confidence that external stakeholders (as sponsors) have in FUFA. We shall organize a much better competition.
“Starting at the round of round of 16, the games will be live on Television. We shall continue to sell passion and entertainment.
Representing Stanbic Bank Uganda, Karamagi further hinted on the need to partner with football with a proven competition as the Stanbic Uganda Cup.
“Uganda is our home. Football is more than recreation of late, said Karamagi.
“We want to make this a journey to remember.We have increased the prize money from Shs. 90 Million to Shs 120M.I am so excited and cannot wait for the competition to kick off at the round of 64. We look forward a great season.
Meanwhile, the draws of the round of 64 were held after the launch of the tournament.
The round of 64 will kick off on 18th December 2018 and will move on until the close of the year.
This season, the tournament shall be marking the 45th edition since inception in 1971.
Uganda Cup 2018/19 – Round of 64 Draws:
1 – Vipers Vs Rushkere Growers (Fort Portal)
2 – Akadot (Kumi) Vs Kitara (Hoima)
3 – Kira United Vs St Mary’s or Makindye Cubs
4 – SC Villa Vs Buganda 3
5 – Water FC Vs Saviour (Lira)
6- KCCA Vs Amuka Bright Stars
7 – Admin (Tororo) Vs Doves All Stars (Arua)
8- Bumate United (Bundibungyo) Vs Ntinda United (Kampala)
9 – BUL Vs Kataka
10 – U-Touch (Gulu) Vs Mvara (Arua)
11 – Kyetume Vs UPDF
12 – Paidha Black Angels Vs Express
13 – Buganda 2 Vs Edgars or Fire Fire
14 – Busia Young Vs Onduparaka
15 – Mbarara City Vs Maroons
16 – St Stephen or Lugunjja Vs Budondo
17 – Tepper (Ngora) Vs Buganda 4
18 – Bukedea Town Council Vs Dove
19 – Tooro United Vs Entebbe FC
20 – Proline Vs Light S.S
21 – Western 1 Vs Kiboga Young
22 – Calvary (West Nile) Vs Kabale Sharp
23 – Wakiso Giants Vs Vision
24 – Western 3 Vs Kirinya-Jinja S.S
25 – Bright Stars Vs Western 2
26 – Kachumbala Rock Stars Vs Nyamityobora
27 – Kireka United Vs New Villa
28 – Buganda 1 Vs Koboko Rising Stars
29 – Police FC Vs Boma FC
30 – URA Vs JMC Hippos
31 – Ndejje University Vs Kansai Plascon
32 – Nebbi Central Vs Catada or Nansana FC