Stanbic Uganda Cup: SC Villa Avoid Vipers After Quarterfinal Draw

Quarterfinal Draw
•Mbarara City FC vs Mbale Heroes FC
•Booma FC vs Maroons FC
•Wakiso Giants FC vs Vipers SC
•SC Villa vs BUL FC

SC Villa have managed to avoid defending champions Vipers SC following the Stanbic Uganda Cup quarterfinal draw conducted on Wednesday at FUFA House in Mengo.

The Jogoos will meet last year’s finalist BUL FC while Vipers will be up against Wakiso Giants.

Mbarara City have been pitted against Mbale Heroes while Regional League side Booma will face off with Big League team Maroons in the other Quarterfinal ties.

The games will be played between 24th -27th April 2022.

It should be remembered that SC Villa’s Uganda Cup journey last season was ended by Vipers – They were knocked out by the Venoms at Quarterfinals in Bombo last year.

It should be remembered that courtesy of Sponsors Stanbic Bank and Plascon Paints, the prize money for this season’s Uganda Cup was improved from Sh166m to sh179m.

All the teams that will be eliminated at this quarterfinals stage will walk out with Sh6m.

The overall winner will bank Sh50m, beaten finalist Sh25m while the two losing semifinalists will receive Sh12m each.

The Quarterfinal games will be played on a one-leg basis. In case of a draw after normal time, extra time will be added and thereafter penalty kicks.

The Semifinals will be played home and away.

Can SC Villa Find Solace In Uganda Cup?

Without doubt, SC Villa’s season targets have been zeroed down on sealing a place in the league next season.

Struggle has been the story of Villa throughout this campaign for a side that has spend the best part in the bottom half of the 2021/22 season.

They are not safe yet, with 25 points in 10th place, Villa are seated just five points above the relegation zone with seven games to go.

Those upcoming fixtures include tough ties against Express, away ties against Onduparaka, URA, Police and Wakiso Giants among others.

Their tie Vs BUL in Uganda Cup is the same they will face on the closing day of the season!

SC Villa will fancy not just a strong run in the Uganda Cup but just giving it their all to win it, a title they last won in 2014/15 season.

They have won it nine times, one shy of record joint winners Express and KCCA who are already out of the competition.

Much as SC Villa will bank on pedigree against BUL, but the Jinja-based side is firing on all cylinder in the league where they sit comfortably in fourth place.

Plus, Villa has not beaten BUL since 2017!

But who can write off the Jogoos after picking wins away to Express (Wankulukuku) and Onduparaka (Arua) to reach this stage?



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