Saturday, January 19
Nyamityobora 0-1 Proline
Nebbi Central 3-2 Admin FC
Big league side Proline FC eliminated top flight team Nyamityobora from Uganda Cup with a 1-0 victory.
Mustafa Mujuzi converted late from the spot to give Shafic Bisaso’s side an edge in Mbarara. Barni Calvin had handled the ball in the forbidden area in the 90th minute off Nordin Bunjo’s shot.
This, ends Nyamityobora’s dream that had seen the club oust East Land FC following a 3-1 away win at round of 64.
Proline extend their stay in the competition to round of 16. The Lugogo based side had earlier eliminated Light SS (3-1) at the previous round.
The defeat, will be seen as a blessing in disguise for Coach Asaph Mwebaze who has indirectly been given enough space to concentrate on fighting relegation.
Nyamityobora are in the red zone, third from the bottom in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League with nine points after first round.
In the other game, Nebbi Central reached round of 16 after edging Admin FC in a five goal thriller. This is the second victim for Nebbi who had earlier dumped out CATD. Admin FC had got past Dove All Stars at the round of 64.
Asaph Mwebaze (Nyamityobora): “We played very well and got many chances but we were unlucky not to get a positive result as we wanted.”
Shafiq Bisaso (Proline): “Its a good result for the team, it will boost our confidence ahead of the FUFA big league second round as it is our main target.”
Still to come
Tuesday, January 22
Kiboga Young Vs St Mary’s
Tooro United Vs KCCA FC
Kireka United Vs Wakiso Giants