Paidha Black Angels and KCCA FC will face off in the 43rd edition of the domestic cup competition on Thursday.
KCCA are seeking to secure a double after winning the 2016/17 Azam Uganda Premier league, to join rivals SC Villa and Express on the list of clubs to win the league and Uganda Cup double in the history of Ugandan football.
The FUFA Big League side, Paidha Black Angels are the underdogs but cannot be ruled out because they shocked the reigning champions Vipers in the quarter finals of the competition and can look a threat on the day.
The Zombo-based club, who now stand in the way of KCCA’s double, progressed to the Cup final after beating Sadolin Paints 3-2 on goal aggregate at Namboole Stadium, having won the first leg 2-0.
Paidha will be looking to stop Geoffrey Sserunkuma, the on- form KCCA striker who won the golden boot in the league and scored the winner against Cape Verde on Sunday.
Favorites KCCA eliminated Express FC on the semifinal after an entertaining goal-less draw away in Wankulukuku advancing on a 3-2 aggregate, following the earlier victory secured at Phillip Omondi stadium in the 1st leg.
Vipers are the holders of this second most prestigious competition in Uganda football after defeating Onduparaka FC 3-1 last year.
The formerly ‘Kakungulu cup’ final will be played at Onduparaka’s home ground, The Green Light stadium.
Express FC has won the trophy most times (10) while SC Villa is on 9. KCCA FC on 8 and URA is on 3 trophies.
The winner of the Uganda Cup represents Uganda in the CAF Confederation Cup as per the rules of the competition.
FUFA Uganda Cup Final:
Paidha Black Angels Vs Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA),
15th June 2017 – (4pm),
At Green Light Stadium, Arua