Uganda Cup Draws: Vipers, Express learn Semifinal opponents

Uganda Premier League sides Vipers SC and Express FC have this morning learnt their opponents for the semi-final stage of the Stanbic Uganda Cup.

This follows a draw that was held at FUFA house Mengo at 10:00am EAT while in presence of former Uganda Cranes and Express legend Fred Tamale.

The competition was previously put on hold courtesy of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic whose surge subjected sport and majority of other sectors of the economy to a two months lockdown.

In the outcomes of the draw, joint record winners Express FC will take on Busoga side BUL FC with the first leg scheduled to be hosted by the Jinja based side at the Kyabazinga Stadium in Bugembe.

The Red Eagles will be eyeing a double having clinched the 2020/21 Uganda premier league title earlier this year.

A chance for further glory also awaits them as they intensify preparations for the semi-finals of the ongoing Cecafa Kagame Cup in Tanzania.

To reach this stage, BUL FC eliminated Fufa Big League side Proline FC while Express took care of KCCA FC at the quarter final stages. Both ties were played over two legs.

In the other semi final draw, Vipers SC will take on Police FC with the Cops scheduled to host the first leg at the Mtn Omondi stadium in Lugogo.

To get here, Vipers took care of SC Villa while Police FC eliminated Wakiso Giants at the home-and-away Quarter finals raw.

It is still uncertain where the tournament final will be played but earlier on communications from the federation seemed to suggest Masindi. The curent developments however appear to point that the venue will be communicated in due course.

It should be remembered that this year’s Stanbic Uganda Cup started at the round of 32 and only entertained UPL and Big League clubs with the prize money increasing courtesy of Plascon coming on board.

Despite the fact that FUFA already awarded the CAF Confederations Cup spot to URA FC in the forthcoming season, playing the tournament to completion seems a good idea to award prize money but this will have to be done in absence of fans as one of the SOPs to control the serge of the ongoing pandemic.

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