The country’s focus will be in Bweyogerere at Kings Park as the Uganda Cup reaches the semifinals with four teams now tussling it out for a place in the finals next week.
Black Pirates will be playing Hima Cement Heathens in the early kickoff at 2pm while defending champions Betway Kobs will be taking on the stubborn Plascon Mongers all the way from Entebbe in the late kick-off at 4:30pm.
It will be Pirates’ first game welcoming the 20-16 Champions, Heathens, to their new home in Bweyogerere and Coach Robert Musinguzi of the Stanbic Black Pirates knows the magnitude of the fixture.
“It could be a game like any other but of course you want to make a statement by not losing at home to a direct and big rival,” said Coach Musinguzi.
“At Pirates, we work to achieve the best status that we always can and the fact that we can make it four final appearances in a row is probably the extra motivation that we need as a team. Though, Ultimately, the goal is to win the Uganda Cup like we did in 2017.”
Heathens and Pirates met in the 2016 Uganda Cup final with Heathens coming out on top, and P[irtates exerted their revenge a year later winning the Uganda Cup after beating Heathens at Kyadondo.
The late kickoff will see Paul Sekatte, now of Betway Kobs lineup against his old employers, Plascon Mongers in what should be the game of the weekend. Mongers were responsible for a premature heart-attack to the Kobs last season when they met in the premiership only for the pedigree to kick in and see Kobs match away with the win.
The Shield Semis will be going on concurrently, with Kyambogo hosting their university derby against Makerere University’s Impis and MRI Rams will be hosting Sailors at the Graveyard.
Main Cup Semis:
2pm – Hima Cement Heathens Vs Styanbic Black Pirates
4:30pm – Betway Kobs Vs Plascon Mongers
4:30pm – Kyambogo Vs Impis – Kyambogo
4:30pm – MRI Rams Vs Sailors – Graveyard
Main Cup Semis
Hima Heathens vs Stanbic Black Pirates – Sauda Adiru Jamila (AR1 – Charlie Mungoma, AR2 – Denis Anguyo)
Betway Kobs vs Plascon Mongers- Ronald Wutimber (AR1 – Rosenburg Kanyunyuzi, AR2 – David Kirabira)
Rams vs Sailors 4:00pm in Makerere- Center – Kiseka Raymond (AR 1- Alice Kibombo, AR2 -Tonny Torach)
Kyambogo vs Impis 4:00pm in Kyambogo- Center – Gonzaga Mayanja (AR1 Umar Balikanda, AR2 – Ivan Arinaitwe
Hima Cement Heathens XV to play Pirates:
1. Santos Ssenteza 2. Ronald Kanyanya 3. Jamil Nyango 4. Charles Uhuru 5. Mike Otto 6. Cox Muhigwa 7. Simon Olet 8. Scott Oluoch 9. Paul Epillo 10. Robert Masendi 11. Paul Masendi 12. Gerald Ssewankambo 13. Jordan Bongomin 14. Kenneth Okong 15. Joseph Oyet
16. Alex Mubiru 17. Emma Byamugisha 18. Abel Musoke 19. Kato Reynold 20. Aziz Khan 21. Innocent Gwoktho 22. Chris Lubanga 23. Kato Nicholas
Stanbic Black Pirates XV to play Heathens:
1. Ivan Kabagambe 2. Nathan Bwambale 3. Edgar Pajob 4. Kelvin Balagadde 5. Frank Kidega 6. Musa Muwonge 7. Ivan Cadri 8. Alex Aturinda 9. Stephen Alul 10. Ivan Magomu 11. Timothy Odongo 12. William Nkore 13. James Mugisha 14. Michael Amolo 15. Benson Ngono
16. Sunday Jaguar 17. Ivan Wavamuno 18. Alema Ruhweza 19. Humphrey Tashobya 20. Abel Agum 21. Brian Ochan 22. William Mucunguzi 23. Eric Mula
Betway Kobs XV to play Mongers:
1. Wilobo Mukili 2. Faragi Odugo 3. Paul Ssekatte 4. Robert Aziku 5. Emma Ecodu 6. Philip Muhozi 7. Brian Asaba (C) 8. Alhaji Manano 9. Ivan Kirabo 10. James Ijongat 11. Daudi Ssemwami 12. Oscar Kalyango 13. Justin Kimono 14. Conrad Mukwaya 15. Ortega Daniel
16. Adnan Mutebi 17. Brian Opara 18. Blaire Ayebazibwe 19. Ronald Musajja 20. Juuko Jude 21. Rashid Kemis 22. Edgar Sseruwagi 23. Ssempeke Josiah
Plascon Mongers XV to play Kobs:
Not Yet Named.