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KCC, Villa set for Cup glory

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Uganda Cup trophy
Uganda Cup trophy (courtesy photo)

The Uganda Cup final is well and truly on the horizon as KCC FC and SC Villa face-off at the Kyamate sports ground in Ntungamo this Saturday.

It’s the fourth time both Kampala city rivals square off in the final, having won the Uganda Cup 8-times each, victory for either side will bring with it a 9th title.

KCC holds the edge having won the 1987 and 1990 finals. Villa got one up on the Lugogo based side in the 1983 final.

Villa’s last piece of silverware was secured in June 2009. A 2-1 win over URA FC at Nakivubo stadium brought the Uganda Cup on that occasion.

But for KCC, their last Cup triumph was in 2004. After a 1-1 draw with Express FC, KCC won the penalty shoot-out.

“We’re ready, after we lost to Vipers in the league and our title chances went up in smoke, the players heads dropped. But the Uganda Cup is a different ball game and the players are anxious and motivated to win it.” Abdallah Mubiru, the KCC coach noted.

Herman Wasswa will lead KCC's hunt for goals
Herman Wasswa will lead KCC’s hunt for goals (courtesy photo)

With the millions of cash that the current Villa top brass invested in the team at the beginning of the season, and having drawn a huge number of fans in stadium during league games, its clear winning a Cup this year was paramount.

“It’s a title we want to win for different reasons, for the fans and club ambitions,” Villa’s interim coach Ibrahim Kirya said.

Villa’s Steven Bengo (white) and Tom Masiko of (yellow) are set for a midfield battle
Villa’s Steven Bengo (white) and Tom Masiko of (yellow) are set for a midfield battle (courtesy photo)

Apart from the 2-0 loss they suffered against Vipers SC in the penultimate league game, Villa were able to collect ten points from a possible fifteen in their last five games. On the contrary, KCC only picked up three points from a possible fifteen.

Ali Mwebe, FUFA Competitions Director said, Besides the glittering trophy, the winner of the Uganda Cup gets U.shs 7M cash prize with a privilege to represent the country at the CAF Confederations Cup.

The runners up will take a cash prize of U.shs 2M. There are several cash rewards set for the top performers (top scorer, MVP and the different media personnel).

Uganda Cup (formerly Kakungulu cup) Winners since 1971:

1971 –Coffee F.C

1972-1975-Not Held

1976- Gangama F.C

1977- Simba F.C

1978 – Nsambya F.C

1979 – KCC F.C

1980 – KCC F.C

1981 – Coffee F.C

1982 – KCC F.C

1983 – SC Villa F.C

1984 – KCC F.C

1985 – Express F.C

1986 – SC Villa F.C

1987 – KCC F.C

1988 – SC Villa

1989 – SC Villa

1990 – KCC F.C

1991 – Express F.C

1992 – Express F.C

1993 – KCC F.C

1994 – Express F.C

1995 – Express F.C

1996 – UEB S.C

1997 – Express F.C

1998 – SC Villa

1999 – Mbale Heroes S.C

2000 – SC Villa

2001 – Express F.C

2002 – SC Villa

2003 – Express F.C

2004 – KCC F.C

2005 – URA F.C

2006 – Express F.C

2007 – Express F.C

2007/8 – Victors S.C

2008/9 – SC Villa

2009/10 – Victors S.C

2010/11 – Simba S.C

2011/12 – URA F.C

2013/2013 – Sports Club Victoria University

2013/2014 – URA F.C

2014/15 – KCC or SC Villa ??

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