Uganda Cup: Vipers Draw Wakiso Giants As Mbale Heroes, Booma Seek To Extend Fairytale Run

Uganda Cup: Vipers Draw Wakiso Giants As Mbale Heroes, Booma Seek To Extend Fairytale Run

By Bariyo Brian Tumuramye

Stanbic Uganda Cup holders Vipers SC will face Wakiso Giants FC in the Quarterfinals of the 48th edition.

Vipers who are currently top of the table in the league with 8 games to play will try to compete on both fronts as the search for an elusive domestic double continues.

The closest they came to winning both the League and the Cup came in 2017 but fell to KCCA FC in the Uganda Cup final played at Emokori Grounds, Bukedea.

Booma FC and Mbale Heroes FC will hope to continue their Cinderella story by advancing to the semifinals.

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The aforementioned teams have had a scintillating run in the Uganda Cup and remain only the two regional league clubs in this year’s competition.

Mbale Heroes FC from Eastern Regional League stunned Police FC in the previous round while Booma FC on the other hand ejected TIPSA FC.

In the quarterfinals, Booma FC has been drawn at home to Big League entity Maroons FC while Mbale Heroes FC will visit Mbarara City FC at Kakyeka Stadium.

In the other quarterfinal fixture, SC Villa will face BUL FC at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.

The quarterfinal fixtures will be played between 23rd and 27th April. In case of a draw after normal time, extra time of 30 minutes will be played. If the score is even after extra time, then the winners shall be determined through penalty kicks.

It should be noted that the winners of the Uganda Cup represent the country in CAF Confederation Cup.

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