The Semifinals draw for the Stanbic Uganda cup has been conducted. The Stanbic Uganda cup Cup holders KCCA FC have been drawn to face FUFA Big League side Synergy FC in the last four-stage while Sc Villa are up against Vipers SC.
The draw was conducted by football legends Charles Baker Matisko and Bernabas Mwesiga at FUFA House in Mengo.
Masiko lifted the Uganda cup with KCCA FC in 1984, 1987 and 1990 while Mwesiga was a winner with Nsambya in 1978.
All clubs were represented at the draw except for Synergy FC. Vipers SC had Technical Director Eddie Butindo, Head coach Mike Mutebi and CEO Josephine Namukisa (KCCA FC), Head coach Wasswa Bossa and CEO Valley Mugwanya.
‘I love this competition. It rekindles a lot of my memories. I won the Uganda cup in 1978 when we had just returned from the Africa Cup of Nations. I recall vividly of how we beat UCB FC 1-0 to win the cup. Thank you FUFA for giving us such opportunities to be part of the game’ said Mwesiga.
Masiko was equally impressed by the organizational set up at FUFA for this competition.
The three cups I won with KCCA FC were memorable. I will always keep them in my memories. My cub can still do a double this year and they are creating good competition. However I’m happy that the game is growing so fast’ noted Masiko-KCCA FC’s life Captain.
The FUFA Competitions was represented by Hamid Juma (Chairman FUFA Competitions Committee) and Hajjati Aisha Nalule (FUFA Competitions Director).
The matches will be played on a home and away basis on the following dates 23rd, 27th, 30th and 31stMay, 2018.
What the coaches said after the draw:
Mike Mutebi-KCCA FC
The Sc Villa-Vipers rivalry is good for the game. The fans will enjoy the match. We are happy with the draw against Synergy but it will be an interesting fixture. They play in the FUFA Big League but have good players. It was good to bring the legends to be part of this exercise. These are some of the things FUFA is undertaking in professionalizing the game.
Eddie Butindo-Technical Director Vipers SS
The grand finale of the season will be interesting in both the league and Stanbic Uganda cup. The three teams still in contention for the Azam Uganda Premier League are also in the cup. We shall play to our ability to get the best results. The teams have raised their levels and competition is becoming stiffer and stiffer.
Wasswa Bossa-Sc Villa Jogoo Head coach
We look forward to playing this final. My dream is to beat Vipers and make the final. We are determined to feature in the last stage of the Stanbic Uganda cup.