The Stanbic Uganda Cup draws of the year 2021 were conducted and will start at the round of 32 unlike in the past when it commenced at the round of 64.
The draws were presided over by the FUFA Competitions Director Aisha Nalule accompanied by Humphrey Mandu Watenga, the FUFA Deputy CEO (in charge of Services) and FUFA Communications Director Ahmed Hussein along with Uganda Premier League’s CEO Bernard Bainamani.
Speaking at the draws as to why the tournament is to start at the round of 32, Aisha Nalule the FUFA Competitions director has this to assert.
‘We shall play starting from the round of 32 starting with only the StarTimes UPL and StarTimes FUFA Big League clubs. This is because of the COVID-19 pandemic that made us’ She disclosed.
In presence was also the Stanbic Bank (major sponsors) head of Marketing and Communications Sonia Karamagi and Kansai Plascon's Marketing manager Daniel Kayongo. Kansai Plascon joined Stanbic Bank as the sponsors of the tournament.
Speaking at the draws, Sonia Kalamagi hailed the speed at which the tournament is growing.
‘The Stanbic Uganda Cup has grown in stature. Four years ago as we were announced official sponsors of the Stanbic Uganda Cup, the tournament has witnessed a drastic growth with the number of teams and organization. I am also happy that we have a new partner in Kansai Plascon’ Karamagi stated.
The first and second legs of the round of 32 matches will be played between 5th and 12th April 2021.
The Draws in full..
Terrazo and Tiles Vs Maroons – Kakyeka Stadium
Onduparaka Vs Luwero United – AbaBet Green Light Stadium, Arua
Vipers Vs Busoga United – St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende
Water Vs Wakiso Giants – Kavumba Recreational Stadium, Wakiso
Kitara Vs Kigezi Home Boyz – Kavumba Recreational Stadium, Wakiso
Blacks Power Vs BUL – Bukedea Town Council
KCCA Vs Nyamityobora – MTN Omondi Stadium
Gaddafi Vs Mbale Heroes – Kyabazinga Stadium, Bugembe – Jinja
Proline Vs MYDA – MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo
Kyetume Vs Express – FUFA Technical Center, Njeru
Kataka Vs Tooro United – Mbale Municipal Stadium
Paidha Black Angels Vs Soltilo Bright Stars – Bar Okoro Stadium, Zombo
URA Vs Mbarara City – Arena of Visions Stadium, Ndejje University
Police Vs Calvary – MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo
Arua Hill Vs UPDF – Barifa Stadium, Arua
SC Villa Vs Ndejje University – Army Military Stadium, Bombo