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Stanbic Uganda Cup prize money gets bigger

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 2nd January 2020 04:01 PM

Defending champions Proline were drawn away to struggling StarTimes Big League outfit Katwe United.

Stanbic Uganda Cup prize money gets bigger

FUFA president Moses Magogo (left) flanked by Stanbic's Daniel Ogong (center) and Catherine Adengo (right) addresses the media before the draws of the Uganda Cup at Serena Hotel, January 2 2020. Photos by Michael Nsubuga

Defending champions Proline were drawn away to struggling StarTimes Big League outfit Katwe United.

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The prize money for this year's Stanbic Uganda Cup has been increased from sh120m  to sh132.

The winner of the competition will walk away with sh40m up from sh30m last season while the semifinalists will receive sh12m each. The quarterfinalists will get sh6m each while the teams that finish in the round of 16 will go home with sh3m each.

This year's edition tournament was launched and draws for the round of 64 conducted on Thursday at Serena Hotel in Kampala.

Speaking during the launch of the 46th edition tournament, FUFA boss Moses Magogo hailed Stanbic Bank for coming out strongly to support the development of the game in the country.

"Besides uniting people, football is a big industry the world over with economic benefits arising from promoting the country abroad and contributing to economic development through job creation for the youth and skills development. Thanks to the support from corporates like Stanbic Bank, Ugandan football is growing spontaneously and is now making substantial contributions to the Ugandan economy, "stated Magogo.

"The Stanbic Uganda was first played in 1971 by a handful of teams but has grown over the years into the biggest club football competition in Uganda with 176 teams and over 3000 players competing last season. This will be the 46th edition of the competition and we look forward to an exciting season,"

  president oses agogo left flanked by tanbics aniel gong center and atherine dengo right displays one of the teams during the draws of the ganda up at erena otel anuary 2 2020 FUFA president Moses Magogo (left) flanked by Stanbic's Daniel Ogong (center) and Catherine Adengo (right) displays one of the teams during the draws of the Uganda Cup at Serena Hotel, January 2 2020.

 


Stanbic Bank's Head of Marketing and Communication, Daniel Ogong said that the Uganda Cup is one of the ways they give back to the community.  

"We are pleased to again be part of the Uganda Cup which is the biggest club competition in the country. It is a very unique competition in that it enables small clubs at the lower levels of our football league system take on giant clubs in the premier league and as we have seen over the last couple of seasons many times the so-called small clubs win. We look forward to an exciting and competitive season and may the best team win, "noted Ogong.
FUFA Competitions Director, Aisha Nalule warned teams that shall fail to honour fixtures that a heavy penalty awaits them in their respective leagues they are taking part in.

 "I want to make it clear that all teams that made it to this round are required without fail to honour the fixtures. Failure to do shall subject them to a heavy penalty as it will be communicated. I also urge them to observe discipline during the games as well as respecting the set rules that govern the competition.

Defending champions Proline were drawn away to struggling StarTimes Big League outfit Katwe United.

The matches for the Round of 64 will be played between January, 20-26.

Draws: Round of 64  

Spartan FC v Paidha Black Angels

Kampala University v Kataka FC

Bugoigo v Wakiso Giants

CATIDA FC v KCCA FC

Admin FC v Police FC

Fire Fire v Light SS

Kiryandongo v Kigezi Homeboys

Soroti FC v Kansai Plascon

Mbale Garage v UPDF FC

Kajansi United v Vipers

St Mary's v Express

Busia Young v Busoga United

Six O'clock FC v Kitara

Super Eagles v SC Villa

Mvara FC v BUL FC

Koboko Rising Stars v Bright Stars

Kakira United v Mbarara City

Star Light FC v Tooro United

Bugamba FC v Onduparaka FC

Chimpanzee FC v Nyamityobora

Gadaffi v MYDA

Luwero United v Doves All Stars

Lugazi Municipal v URA

San Siro v Kyetume

Kigezi v Bukedea

Young Elephants v Maroons

Katwe United v Proline

U-Touch v Water

Free-Stars v Saviours

Ggaba v Kiboga Young FC

FHL (Moyo) v Ndejje University

Dove v New Villa

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