Mbarara City Vs FHL Preview: Ankole Lions host little known entity in the Uganda Cup #Uganda

Uganda Cup (Round
of 32):  Friday, 14th February 2020

  • Mbarara City Vs
    FHL – Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara
  • Bright Stars Vs
    Free Stars – Kavumba Recreational Stadium, Wakiso
  • Dove Vs Water –
    Katushabe Grounds, Masindi

The Uganda Cup round of 32 stage continues on Friday,
February 14, 2020 with three matches.

In one of the games, Mbarara City hosts West Nile
regional side Faith Hope and Love (FHL) from Moyo district.

The other two matches on Friday will witness Bright
Stars at home against Free Stars at Kavumba and Dove taking on Water at the
Katushabe play ground in Masindi.

For game in Western Uganda, Mbarara City has the
pedigree by virtue of their top flight status against FHL.

Brian Ssenyondo’s side which is owned by Western
Uganda Youth Member of parliament Hon. Mwine Mpaka officially became the first
club to qualify to the round of 32 after smiling past Kakira United 2-1 in

FHL on their other hand got rid of Ndejje University
4-1 in a post match penalty victory after normal time had ended goal-less at
the Illi Valley play ground.

Mbarara City’s head coach Ssenyondo has rallied his
players to die alittle for the club and qualify for the round of 16 stage, a
money bracket level.

“We are taking this tournament (Uganda Cup) very seriously and therefore shall plot for a good game against our visitors FHL whom we do not know very well. The players are ready for the task in thy midst” Ssenyondo noted.

Franklin Kaweru | Kawowo Sports Brian Ssenyondo

Any of the two goalkeepers Tom Ikara or Muhammed
Ssekebba could be named in between the goal posts.

Returning left back Jasper Aheebwa who had lost a
daughter and father in 24 hours is good to go following a compassionate leave.

Aheebwa will vie for the competitive left back slot
with former SC Villa and Kitara player John Adriko.

David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports Brian Aheebwa (with the ball) has been one of the most lively players for Mbarara City in the recent games

The usual suspects Steven Othieno, Zaidi Byekwaso, skipper
Hillary Mukundane, Pistis Barenge, Ivan Eyam, ever fresh Ibrahim Orit, Wol
Makuweth, Jude Ssemugabi, Siraje Musindo, Raymond Onyai and the on-colour
forward Brian Aheebwa are all ready for contention.

The winner between the contest will progress to the
round of 16 ahead of the draws to determine the quarter finalists at the next

The winner of the Uganda Cup earns the right to represent
the country at the CAF Confederation Cup.


Thursday: UPDF 2-1 Busia Young


  • Proline 1 (5) – 1 (3) Admin
  • Wakiso Giants 5-0 MYDA
  • Kansai Plascon 1-2 Tooro United


  • URA 8-3 Nyamityobora
  • Express 3 (3) – 3(4) Maroons

Other Games:

Saturday, 15th
February 2020

  • KCCA Vs Bukedea
    Town Council – StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
  • Kitara Vs Luwero
    United – Kigaya Ground, Hoima
  • Light SS Vs
    Bugamba – Soroti Grounds

Sunday, 16th
February 2020

  • Kajjansi United
    Vs SC Villa – Mutessa II Stadium
  • Kiboga Young Vs
    Mvara Boys – Mbale Municipal Stadium, Mbale
  • Kigezi HomeBoyz
    Vs Kyetume – Kabale Municipal Grounds
  • Spartans Vs
    Kataka – Mashariki Ground

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