Wednesday, March 6, 2024 | R16

Vipers SC v Iganga Young FC

For the first time this season in the Stanbic Uganda Cup, Vipers SC will be at home against Regional League side Iganga Young FC in the last 16 next week on Wednesday.

This is after the confirmation of the Round of 16 draws that were conducted earlier on Monday, at the FUFA House in Mengo.

The Venoms had played the preceding two rounds away from home, yet they still managed to squeeze through to the next rounds.

In the Round of 64, we edged Lugazi Stars FC 2-1 at the Mehta Stadium, courtesy of goals from skipper Milton Karisa and attacking midfielder Allan Okello.

In the Round of 32, Vipers eliminated Rugarama FC via a 5-4 penalty shootout victory. 

Youngster and Vipers Junior Team captain Abubakali Walusimbi had given us the lead before the hosts tied, to finish 1-1 after 90 minutes. 

Meanwhile, to reach this round, Iganga Young dumped Kyetume FC following a penalty shootout win.

It should be noted that Vipers are in the search for their fourth Uganda Cup trophy. Our last came last season after a 1-0 triumph over Police FC, thanks to Karisa.