The 45th edition of the FUFA Uganda Cup guidelines and schedule have been released with registration for league and non-league teams at the Regional Football Associations underway until 30th November 2018
The competition will begin with a preliminary round at the regional level for teams from 3rd division and below, however the Regional Associations are authorised to stage the preliminary round fixtures that will be played from 1st to 23rd December 2018.
26 teams from the eight Regional Associations will qualify for the round of 64.
Buganda and Kampala have 4 slots for qualification while the rest of the Regional Associations retained 3 slots each.
StarTimes Uganda Premier League and StarTimes FUFA Big League teams will join the competition at the same round (round of 64), nevertheless FUFA will conduct the draws for the 64 teams on 2nd January 2019.
On the other hand, participation of top flight teams 2nd division teams and 3rd division teams (Regional teams) in the competition is mandatory.
The Round of 64 will be played between 18th and 22nd January 2019 and other schedules for the competitions shall be provided in line with the FUFA Calendar.
All Clubs from the 4th and 5th divisions are required to register with UGX. 100,000 while non-league clubs pay a sum of UGX. 300,000. Registration is underway at the Regional headquarters.
StarTimes Uganda Premier League Clubs will register with UGX 300,000, StarTimes FUFA Big league teams at UGX. 250,000. The regional league clubs are required to pay UGX. 150,000.
The winner of the competition represents Uganda in the CAF Confederation Cup. KCCA FCare the Cup holders of the 44th edition and will participate in the 2018/2019 CAF Confederation Cup.
The host region, DFA and ground for the final will be communicated.
The competition started in 1971. KCCA FC and Express FC are the most successful clubs in the Uganda cup winning on 10 occasions each.