Brace yourselves football fans for the 45th edition of the annual Stanbic Uganda Cup is here after the round of 64 draws were conducted today at Serena Hotel in Kampala during which they announced an increased in the prize money.
The event was graced with the presence of the local football governing body boss Eng. Moses Magogo along with officials from the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) like the head of marketing Rogers Byamukama as well as Hajati Aisha Nalule, the head of the competitions committee.
From the competition sponsors of Stanbic Bank, Sonia Karamagi, the director of marketing was present while the clubs were represented by their respective CEO’s.
The prize money for the 2018/2019 edition has been increased by UGX 30 million from 90 million. Splitting the 120 million, the champions will take home 40 million with the losing finalist pocketing 20 million.
The semi-finalists will each pocket 10 million, 5 million for the quarter-finalists and 2.5 million for all teams that will reach the round of 16.
“Our Vision as FUFA is to become the top footballing nation in Africa on and off the pitch. The mission is to develop the game through competitions as the Stanbic Uganda Cup,” Magogo said as quoted on the FUFA website.
“At the end of the 90 minutes, we always have a winner. I thank Stanbic Bank for the trust and confidence in us as a federation. The increased financial resource in terms of prize money is a sign of confidence that external stakeholders (as sponsors) have in FUFA. We shall organise a much better competition. Starting at the round of round of 16, the games will be live on Television. We shall continue to sell passion and entertainment,” he added.
“The Stanbic Uganda cup is the biggest sports competition in the country involving over 175 teams and 3,150 players, from the first division to the fifth division as well as non- league teams. The competition has been played since 1971 with the winner representing Uganda in the CAF Confederations Cup.”
Meanwhile, Sonia Karamagi had this to say while addressing the media at Serena Hotel;
“Sports in the world over is not just a recreational activity, it contributes to economic development through job creation, skills development, infrastructural investments and business growth. This is why Stanbic Bank is partnering with FUFA to grow football through the Stanbic Uganda cup and we look forward to an exciting and competitive season.”
According to the draws, the reigning champions of KCCA Football Club have been pitted against Amuka Bright Stars while the losing finalists will be up against Rushekere Gronners fc.
FULL 64 round draw
Vipers vs Rushekere Gronners fc
Akadot fc vs Kitara fc
Kira united fc vs St Mary/ Makindye cubs
Sc Villa vs Buganda 3
Water fc vs Saviours fc
Kcca fc vs Amuka bright Stars
Kira united fc Vs St Makindye cubs
Sc Villa vs Buganda 3
Water fc vs Saviour fc
KCCA FC vs Amuka Bright Stars
Admin fc vs Doves All Stars fc
Bumate fc vs Ntinda united fc
BUL fc vs Kataka fc
U-Touch fc vs Mvara fc
Kyetume fc vs UPDF fc
Paidha black Angels vs Express fc
Buganda 2 vs Edgars fc / fire fc
Busia young fc vs Onduparaka fc
Mbarara city vs Maroons fc
St Stephens fc/Lungujja Galaxy fc vs Budondo fc
Tepper fc vs Buganda 4
Bukedea Town council vs Dove fc
Tooro United fc vs Entebbe fc
Proline fc vs Light sss fc
Western 1 vs Kiboga young fc
Calvary fc vs Kabale Sharp fc
Wakiso Giants fc vs Vision fc
Western 3 vs Kirinya Jinja sss
Bright Stars vs Western 2
Kakyubara/ Rock fc vs Nyamityobora fc
Kireka united fc vs New Villa fc
Buganda 4 vs Koboko rising stars fc
Police fc vs Boma fc
URA fc vs JMC Hippos fc
Ndejje university fc vs Kansai plascon fc
Nebbi central fc vs Katinda fc / Nansana united
Photos by FUFA Media