Uganda Cup – Round of 64
Kajjansi 1(8)-1(7) Vipers SC
Mutessa II Stadium, Wankulukuku
The Uganda Cup is always special because it is the most unpredictable tournament in the country.
Its being special comes from the fact that it produces shocks as lower division clubs at times get the better of the so-called giants.
On Tuesday, it produced arguably the biggest shock in the recent past as Regional side Kajjansi United eliminated Uganda Premier League leaders Vipers SC.
Moses Ssenyonga’s side who missed out on promotion to the Big league last year following a loss to Katwe United in the Regional League playoffs final, defeated the Venoms 8-7 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in normal time.
After a surprisingly dominant start by Kajjansi, they took a shock lead in halftime through Francis Male.
However, quality took its toll in the second (half) and with 16 minutes to play, Vipers’ lethal striker Fahad Bayo pounced and netted an equalizing goal.
Neither side would win it in the remaining minutes of normal time and settled for spot kicks to decide who progresses to the round of 32.
After both side converted their mandatory five spots, it went to sudden death and it is where the Potters would find passage to the next round.
Leading 8-7, Kajjansi custodian Mike Kagiri saved Umar Kyebatala’s effort to send the Regional side through and dump Vipers out.
The result means Vipers will have to wait for another year to try and win a second Uganda Cup title in their history.
Their first and only one came in 2016 when they beat then Big League side-Onduparaka FC 3-1 in the final played at Nakivubo stadium.
In the other games played on Wednesday, the other two Uganda Premier League sides in action were also both eliminated.
Onduparaka lost 1-0 to Bugamba while Busia Young dumped out Busoga United following a 2-1 result.
Uganda Cup action will resume on Thursday with six games on card.
SC Villa, Maroons FC and Bright Stars are some of the big names that will be in action.
Results and upcoming Round of 64 Uganda Cup fixtures
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 1(8)-1(7) Vipers – Mutesa II Wankukukuku
-Busia Young 2-1 Busoga United – Busia Integrated Primary School, Busia
-Bugamba 1-0 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)