Uganda Cup – Round of 16
Kyetume FC 1(5) – 1(4) Maroons FC
Mighty Arena, Jinja
Kyetume FC ensured they reached the last 8 of the Uganda Cup thanks to a penalty shootout victory over Maroons FC.
After a 1-1 draw in normal time, the Slaughters who have noq won four of their last seven games in all competitions, converted all their penalties while Maroons missed one to win 5-4.
In a game that saw both sides miss influential players due to national team commitments, Bakar Buyala put Kyetume ahead on the half hour mark, a lead they held onto until the break.
However, Abraham Tusubira levelled for Maroons on 58 minutes.
Neither side could find the winner in the last 22 minutes, forcing them to head to penalties.
Custodian Salim Sowedi who was standing in for Joel Mutakubwa who is with the Uganda Cranes team preparing for the 2020 CHAN, proved to be thw hero as he saved Tusibira’s kick and ensure the Slaughters who converted all of their five kick, reach the last 8.
This was Maroons’ first loss under new head coach Charles Ayieko who replaced Douglas Bamweyana at the helm earlier this week.
They will return to action on May 6 away to Police FC in thw league.
For Kyetume, they have now lost only one of their last 8 games in all competitions.
The Slaughters have also now reached the last 8 of the cup in two successive season, for thw first time in their history.
In the other game played on Friday, Light SS defeated UPDF FC 1-0.
Kyetume will return to action on May 5 with a league-home fixture against BUL FC.
The Uganda Cup will resume on Saturday with two games as Tooro United FC hosts Kitara FC while holder Proline are away to Mbale Heros.
The Uganda Cup round of 16 results and upcoming games
-Doves 0-1 KCCA FC
-Kyetume FC 1(5)-1(4) Maroons FC
-Light SS 1-0 UPDF FC
-Mbale Heros vs Proline FC
-Tooro United FC vs Kitara FC
-Kataka vs Free stars
Uganda Cup postponed fixtures
-URA FC vs Wakiso Giants FC
-SC Villa vs Mbarara City FC