The Stanbic Uganda Cup has been KCCA FC’s go-to trophy in recent years – but not this season, after the holders were dumped out of the knockout competition by Tooro United at Buhinga stadium in Fort Portal.
The game ended in a one all draw in normal time with Patrick Kaddu scoring for the Kasasiro boys six minutes into second half but Allan Kayiwa equalized for the hosts 13 minutes from time to force the game into penalties.
Timothy Awany, Hassan Musana and Allan Okello missed their penalties while Muzamiru Mutyaba converted his for KCCA. Issa Mubiru, Mike Kawooya and Wily Kavuma scored all their penalties for the hosts.
Tooro United won the game 3-1 in post-match penalty shootouts and proceeded to the round of 16.
The round of 16 draw will be held on a date yet to be confirmed by the FUFA competitions committee.
The winners of the round of 16 will then progress to the quarter-finals.
The prize money for the competition was increased from Shs90 million to Shs120 million with the winning club smiling home with Shs40 million, runners up Shs20 million, semi-finalists Shs10 million, quarter finalists Shs5 million and Shs2.5 million for each of the clubs that finish at the round of 16 stage.
The host region and ground for the 2018/19 Stanbic Uganda Cup final will be communicated in due time.
The winner of the competition represents Uganda in the CAF Confederation Cup as per the rules of the competition. KCCA FC are the defending champions.
The competition which was commonly known as Kakungulu Cup started in 1971. KCCA FC and Express FC are the most successful clubs in the Uganda cup winning on 10 occasions each.
Qualified teams for the round of 16: Vipers SC, Tooro United, Wakiso Giants, Express, BUL, Police FC, Kyetume, Bright Stars, URA FC, Onduparaka, Proline, Admin, Nkambi Coffee, Kitara, Bukedea Town Council, Kiboga Young.