Uganda Cup 2019/20
Wednesday, 22-01-2020 @4pm
-Kajjansi United vs Vipers SC – Wankulukuku
-Busia Young vs Busoga United – Busia Integrated Primary School
-Bugamba vs Onduparaka – Bugembe
Vipers SC’s hunt for a first Uganda Cup title since 2016 gets underway on Wednesday as they take on Kajjansi United at the Betway Mutessa II Stadium in Wankulukuku.
The Venoms captured their only cup title four years ago, defeating Onduparaka FC 3-1 in the final played at Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium.
Since then, they have failed to add a second crown, coming close in 2018 when they fell 1-0 to KCCA FC in the final.
On Wednesday, they will be expected to make lightweight of Kajjansi United when the two meet in an Entebbe Roady derby.
The Venoms have been without a doubt the best side in the country this season and a shock loss to their geographical neighbours would be one the major upsets of the Cup in recent years.
“It is important is to forget what happened last Friday against SC Villa, said Vipers SC head coach Edward Golola.
“We have put that in the past and our focus now is on the task at hand. This is a different game, a different competition and it will be tough.”
“We have to be motivated if we are to go far, this is a knockout competition that gives you no second chance when you fumble, but you have to perform at your best if you want to win.”
Vipers who are coming off a 1-0 loss at home to SC Villa will be without captain Halid Lwaliwa who lost his mother on Tuesday. Bashir Asiku and Siraje Ssentamu are also set to miss out with injuries. However, Brian Nkuubi, Tito Okello and Abraham Ndugwa are slated to make a return to the side. Aziz Kayondo has also recovered from a bout of malaria but will be subjected to a late fitness test.
For Kajjansi United, they will be hoping for a major upset when they face the Venoms.
The regional side who missed out on promotion to the Big League after losing the playoff final to Katwe United, know that they are underdogs in this case but will not be afraid.
“Vipers SC is a strong side but we are more than ready for the big challenge ahead of us, noted Kajjansi head coach Moses Ssenyonga.
“I believe my players will play their hearts out to get the best result.
“I call upon our fans to come in numbers to rally behind our team as we hope for victory on Wednesday.”
The other two matches slated for Wednesday will see Busia Young host Busoga United at the Busia Integrated Primary School in Busia and Bugamba will entertain Onduparaka at the Bugamba ground.
Monday, 20th January
-Kakira United 1-2 Mbarara City – Kakira Ground, Jinja
Tuesday, 21st January
-Katwe United 1-2 Proline – StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
-StarLight 2-3 Tooro United – Star Light SSS Ground, Amuria
-Kiryandongo Town Council 1-3 Kigezi Homeboyz – Kiryandongo Church of Uganda Ground
Wednesday, 22nd January:
-Kajjansi United Vs Vipers – Mutesa II Wankukukuku
-Busia Young Vs Busoga United – Busia Integrated Primary School, Busia
-Bugamba Vs Onduparaka – Bugamba Ground
Thursday, 23rd January:
-Koboko Rising Stars Vs Bright Stars – Nyarilo Ground, Koboko
-Super Eagles Vs SC Villa – Pece War Memorial Stadium, Gulu
-Young Elephants Vs Maroons – Olwio St Mark Ground, Nwoya
-Six O’clock Vs Kitara – Kizinda Playground
-Kampala University Vs Kataka – Kampala University, Luweero
-Gagaba Vs Kiboga Young – Buziga Islamic Ground
Friday, 24th January:
-Mvara Boys Vs BUL – Arua PTC Ground
-Catida Vs KCCA – Star Times Stadium, Lugogo
-Lugazi Municipal Vs URA – Mehta Stadium, Lugazi
-Soroti Vs Kansai Plascon – Soroti Stadium
-Chimpanzee Vs Nyamityobora – Ntandi Ground
-Fire Fire Vs Light SSS – Kyambogo College Ground
-FHL Vs Ndejje University – Illi Valley Ground
-Free Stars Vs Saviours – UCU Ground, Mukono
Saturday, 25th January:
-Admin Vs Police – Paya Primary School ground, Tororo
-Bugoigo Vs Wakiso Giants – Bugoigo Ground, Buliisa
-Sansiro Vs Kyetume – Omerien Primary School, Kumi
-Mbale Garage Vs UPDF – Mbale SSS, Ground
Sunday, 26th January:
-St Marys Vs Express – Nabweru
-Kigezi Vs Bukedea Town Council – Kabale Municipal Ground
-Dove Vs New Villa – Katusabe Ground, Masindi
-Gadafi Vs MYDA – Gadafi Ground, Jinja
-U-Touch Vs Water – Pece War Memorial Stadium, Gulu
-Luweero United Vs Doves All Stars – Kasaala Ground, Luweero
-Spartans Vs Paidha Black Angels – Mashariki Ground, Katale (Off Entebbe road)