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Five games on the cards as Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 64 takes off



The round of 64 of the Stanbic Bank Uganda Cup will officially kick off Sunday 29th January 2023 with five games across the country.

FUFA Big League sides NEC FC, Kitara FC, Soroti City FC, and Luwero United FC have the honors to get the Round of 64 underway against Pajule Lions FC, Free Stars FC, Junior Eagles FC, and Blue Star FC respectively.

NEC who are positioned third on the 16-team Big League log will be in the Northern Region to visit Pajule Lions at Pajule P/S – Pader at 3pm.

And ahead of this encounter, NEC head coach Michael Lukyamuzi has indicated how prepared and ready his team is not only for this particular game but also for the tournament as a whole.

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“We have prepared very well because we are always on the training field to upgrade and to see how best we can play and we are going to Pajule to take our game to them it will be upon them to resist but were are sure of getting the best results.”

“We are aiming for the best because if we win the game on Sunday we shall face stronger sides.”

“We expect to go as far as we can in the competition if we happen to win it we shall be very much pleased because every team comes to such tournaments to play and win them.” Said Lukyamuzi

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Meanwhile, Big League table leaders Kitara FC will also be in action on Sunday against Buganda Region side Free Stars at Naro Ntawo Play Ground at 3pm.

Richard Makumbi and Denis Kiyimba will be in charge of Kitara since head coach Mark Twinamatsiko is serving his two month suspension.

The club’s star striker Patrick Henry Kaddu who managed 15 goals in the first round of the FBL has moved on to join Gor Mahia FC in Kenya.

On the same day and time, Luwero United and Soroti City who are placed ninth and 14th respectively on the FUFA Big League table will face Kitara Region side Blue Star and North Eastern Region outfit Junior Eagles respectively.

Blue Star will take one Luweero United at Sunzu Play Ground in Kikuube whereas Junior Eagles against Soroti City will be staged at Soroti Stadium.

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Sunday 29th January

•Pajule Lions vs NEC
•Junior Eagles vs Soroti City
•Free Stars vs Kitara
•Blue Stars vs Luwero Utd
•Admin vs Northern Gateway

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