SC Villa players (in blue) playing against Proline. Both teams have qualified for the Round of 16

The 2015 Uganda Cup winners SC Villa booked a place in the last 16 of the Stanbic Uganda Cup after defeating Bright Stars 2-0 in a game played at Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku on Tuesday evening.

George Ssenkaba opened the scoring for the Jogoos six minutes into the first half before Godfrey Lwesibawa stretched the lead seven minutes later, in a game that saw Bright Stars FC midfielder Moses Okot sent off after being shown a red card in second half.

The Jogoos have played Bright Stars on three occasions this season, winning two games (1-0 in the League in Masaka and yesterday’s victory) and a 1-1 draw in the league over the weekend in Mwerere, Kawempe.

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SC Villa and KCCA have won the Uganda Cup nine times, while URA is on three trophies. Express FC is the record winner of the Uganda Cup at 10.

The dates for the round of 16 draw will be confirmed by the FUFA communications department.

The Uganda Cup was first held in 1971. KCCA are the current holders.

This year’s Stanbic Uganda Cup final will be played during the last weekend of June in Kumi district, with the winners representing Uganda in the CAF Confederation Cup.

The other teams that are already in the round of 16 are: SC Vipers, Soana, KCCA FC, UPDF, Kitara, Kansai Plascon, Mbarara City, Seeta United, BUL, Ndejje University, Busula SC, Kiira United, KJT FC, Synergy and Proline FC.