The Full Draw:
*Pajule Lions (Pader) Vs NEC FC (Kampala)
*Kajjansi United (Wakiso) Vs Express (Kampala)
*Blue Star (Kitara) Vs Luweero (Luweero)
*Fort Portal Boda Boda (Fort Portal) Vs Wakiso Giants (Wakiso)
*Aputuun (Soroti) Vs Police (Kampala)
*Kireka United (Kampala) Vs SC Villa (Kampala)
*Kiyinda Boys (Mityana) Vs Gaddafi FC (Jinja)
*Kigezi HomeBoyz Vs Booma (Masindi)
*Ntinda United (Kampala) Vs Ndejje University (Luwero)
*SC Tawai (Dokolo) Vs Mbarara City (Mbarara)
*Budondo United (Iganga) Vs Calvary FC (Yumbe)
*Busei (Iganga) Vs Jinja North United (Jinja)
*Bujumbura United (Hoima) Vs Vipers (Wakiso Giants)
*Junior Eagles (Soroti) Vs Soroti City (Soroti)
*Bushenyi Veterans (Bushenyi) Vs UPDF (Luweero)
*Bukedea Central (Bukedea) Vs Blacks Power (Lira)
*Paidha Blacks Power (Paidha) Vs Kyetume (Mukono)
*Simba (Kampala) Vs Adjumani (Adumani)
*JLOS (Kitgum) Vs Busoga United (Jinja)
*Sparks FC (Mukono) Vs BUL (Jinja)
*Gorilla Highlands (Kisoro) Vs Kataka (Mbale)
*Kisugu United (Kampala) Vs Maroons (Kampala)
*Free Stars (Mukono) Vs Kitara (Hoima)
*Admin (Tororo) Vs Northern Gateway (Lira)
*Water FC (Kampala) Vs Lugazi FC (Lugazi)
*Uganda Pentecostal University (Kabarole) Vs URA (Kampala)
*Mbale Heroes (Mbale) Vs Araka FC (Yumbe)
*Nakapelimen (Moroto) Vs Bright Stars (Wakiso)
*Pakwach Youngsters (Pakwach) Vs Onduparaka (Arua)
*Bunyaruguru (Rubirizi) Vs Kaaro Karungi (Ibanda)
*Elite FC (Lira) Vs Arua Hill (Arua)
*KJT (Kampala) Vs KCCA (Kampala)
The round of 64 draw for the 49th edition of the Stanbic Uganda Cup has been held at FUFA House in Mengo.
Uganda Premier League and FUFA Big League clubs have been pitted against regional league sides in Thursday’s draw.
All UPL and FUFA Big League Clubs will play their ties away from home, with the round of 64 games set to be played on a one leg tie.
The matches will be played between January 27 to February 3 2023, with the winners progressing to the round of 32.
Fifteen (15) UPL Clubs, 16 Big League teams, 29 regional league sides, three from fifth division and one league team have been pitted in the draw.
Defending champions BUL will start their title defence against Sparks FC (Mukono).
Nakapelimen is the only non-league side to make it to the round of 64, and the Moroto-based side will welcome Uganda Premier League side Bright Stars FC.
Vipers, beaten finalists last year, visit Bujumbura United in Hoima, KCCA have a Kampala-fixture against KJT, the same can be said of SC Villa who will face Kireka Unitd while Express will meet Kajjansi United.
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The Case of Delayed Prize Money
Clubs that took part in last year’s edition are yet to receive their prize money!
But FUFA Competitions Director Hajjat Aisha Nalule said in defence that the payments are underway, before claiming that the delays were brought up by the fact that some clubs had not handed in their Stanbic Bank Accounts.
This season’s prize money is Sh180m courtesy of sponsors Stanbic Bank Uganda and Plascon Paints.
•Winner – 50 million (1 team)
•Runner Up – 25 million (1 team)
•Semi Finalists – 12.5 million each (2 teams)
•Quarter Finalists – 6 million each (4 teams)
•Round of 16 – 3 million each (8 teams)
•Round of 32 – 2 million each (16 teams)
*TOTAL – 180 million (32 teams)
In addition, each of the teams that qualified from the regional preliminaries will receive a playing jersey.
What They Said:
Diana Kahunde (Stanbic Bank Marketing Manager) – “We have been sponsors since 2018, we are super excited to be part of this and we commit to continue this journey. I call upon all the fans to come out in huge numbers and support their respective clubs. Football has a lot of opportunities and we encourage everyone to get involved. Let’s unite, and may the best team win.”
Florence Nakiwala (FUFA VP) – “Stanbic is the leading banking institution especially in terms of customer care and numbers, social responsibility and above all they are football lovers. On the other hand, FUFA is the number one sports institution in Uganda, and we are puting together two of the biggest institutions. I thank everyone who is taking part in this competition through your various capacities and I hope all this becomes a success.”
Most Uganda Cup Titles
10 – KCCA, Express
9 – SC Villa
2 – Simba, Coffee, Mbale, Victors, Vipers
1 – UEB, Nsambya Old Tymers, Victoria University, Proline, BUL
Uganda Cup Past Winners Since 2000
2000 – SC Villa
2001 – Express
2002 – SC Villa
2003 – Express
2004 – KCCA FC
2005 – URA
2006 – Express
2006/07 – Express
2007/08 – Victors
2008/09 – SC Villa
2009/10 – Victors
2010/11 – Simba
2011/12 – URA
2012/13 – Victoria University
2013/14 – URA FC
2014/15 – SC Villa
2015/16 – Vipers SC
2017 – KCCA FC
2018 – KCCA FC
2019 – Proline
2019/20 – Null and Void
2020/21 – Vipers
2021/22 – BUL
2022/23 – ???