Pilsner Super 8
Wakiso Giants vs KCCA FC
Wakisha Resource Center, Wakiso
KAMPALA – The FUFA Pilsner Super 8 fixture between Wakiso Gaints and KCCA FC has been rescheduled to a later date.
The match which was scheduled to take place on Thursday, 1st August 2019, will now be played on Tuesday, 6th August.
The re-scheduling of the game was confirmed by Wakiso Giants on Tuesday, through their Twitter account.
“Breaking: Our game against KCCA FC in the PilsnerSuper8 has been rescheduled from Thursday August 01 to next week Tuesday August 06 on request from KCCA FC who have more than three players on the Uganda Cranes team. Venue and charges remain unchanged.” Read Wakiso Giants tweet.
Breaking: Our game against @KCCAFC in the #PilsnerSuper8 has been rescheduled from Thursday August 01 to next week Tuesday August 06 on request from KCCA FC who have more than three players on the @UgandaCranes team. Venue and charges remain unchanged#PrideofWakiso pic.twitter.com/jShSgPf1Ks
— Wakiso Giants FC (@WakisoGiantsFC) July 30, 2019
The re-scheduling is as a result of KCCA FC’s players being involved with the National team. The Kasasiros have 8 players currently gearing up for the CHAN qualifier return leg against Somalia and would not be able to take part in the game on Thursday hence a request for their fixture to be postponed.
Charles Lukwago, Filbert Obenchan, Mustapha Kizza, Kyambadde Allan, Nicholas Kasozi, Saddam Juma, Patrick Kaddu and Allan Okello are the KCCA FC players who are currently with the CHAN team.
The Pilsner Super 8 is contested by who finished in the top six of the previous SUPL and two newly promoted sides. Wakiso Giants and Proline are the two newly promoted sides that will feature in this year’s Super 8.
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.
New Fixture list
July 31: Proline Vs Vipers
August 2: Mbarara City Vs URA FC
August 4: Onduparaka Vs Tooro United
August 6: Proline FC Vs Vipers