By Patrick Jaramogi
Kampala, Uganda: The stage where ‘Men’ are differentiated from “Boys’ has reached. The round of 16 games has been concluded and the quarter-finalists of the 2018/19 Stanbic Uganda Cup quarter finals have been confirmed. Express, Vipers SC, Bright Stars, BUL, Nebbi Central, Wakiso Giants, Kyetume and Proline FC have all since qualified for the quarter final stages.
Four sides from the second tier of Ugandan football, the FUFA Big League are still in the competition while the rest are from the Uganda premier League.
Nebbi Central, Wakiso Giants, Kyetume and Proline FC are from the Big League. Express, Vipers, Bright Stars and BUL are the UPL sides left in the competition.
The date for the quarterfinals draw and dates for the games to be played will be communicated.
The winning club of the Uganda Cup will smile home with Shs40 million, runners up Shs20 million, semi-finalists Shs10 million, quarter finalists Shs5 million and Shs2.5 million for each of the clubs that finished at the round of 16 stage.
The host region and ground for the final of the 45th edition of the Uganda Cup will be communicated in due course.
The winner of the competition represents Uganda in the CAF Confederation Cup as per the rules of the competition. KCCA FC are the defending champions.
Qualified teams: Round of 16 results:
Proline FC 2-1 Onduparaka FC
Kitara FC 0-1 Kyetume FC
URA FC 1-2 Bright Stars FC
Vipers SC 1-0 Kiboga Young SC
Nebbi Central FC 1-0 Nkambi Coffee FC
BUL FC 4-1 Bukedea TC FC
Wakiso Giants FC (4) 0-0 (2) Tooro United FC
Express FC (4) 0 – 0 (1) Police FC