BY KITS MIIRO The draws for the 45th edition of the Uganda Cup have seen defending champions pitted against northern Uganda side Amuka Bright Stars The drawsheld on Monday morning at Serena Hotel in Kampala also saw emerging Big League giants and Mukono based Kyetume FC, also nicknamed theslaughters, pitted against army side UPDF in the 2018/19 Uganda Cup round of 64 that kicks off on Tuesday December 18. Prize money increased The prize money for winners at various stages in the Stanbic Uganda Cup has also been increased from shs90 million to shs120 million. The winners of the tournament will now walk home with shs40 million and shs.20 million whereas semifinalists and quarter finalists will get shs10 million and shs5 million respectively. Clubs eliminated at the round of 16 stage will walk home with shs.2.5 million. Speaking after the draws, FUFA president Moses Magogo said such a tournaments go a long way to develop the game the football in the country. “Our Vision as FUFA is to become the top footballing nation in Africa. The mission is to develop the game through such competitions,”Magogo said. “The increased financial resource in terms of prize money is a sign of confidence that external stakeholders in form of sponsors have in FUFA. We shall organize a much better competition.” Express FC and KCCA FC on ten times are the most successful teams in the second most prestigious competition in Ugandan football that startedway back in 1971. Stanbic Uganda Cup draws Kyetume Vs UPDF Vipers Vs Rushkere Growers Akadot Vs Kitara Kira United Vs St Mary’s or Makindye Cubs SC Villa Vs Buganda 3 WaterFC Vs Saviour KCCA Vs Amuka Bright Stars Admin (Tororo) Vs Doves All Stars Bumate United Vs Ntinda United BUL Vs Kataka U-Touch (Gulu) Vs Mvara (Arua) Paidha Black Angels Vs Express Buganda 2 Vs Edgars or Fire Fire Busia Young Vs Onduparaka Mbarara City Vs Maroons St Stephen/Lugujja Vs Budondo Tepper (Ngora) Vs Buganda 4 Bukedea Town Council Vs Dove Tooro United Vs Entebbe FC Proline Vs Light S.S Western 1 Vs Kiboga Young Calvary (West Nile) Vs Kabale Sharp Wakiso Giants Vs Vision Western 3 Vs Kirinya-Jinja S.S Bright Stars Vs Western 2 Kachumbala Rock Stars Vs Nyamityobora Kireka United Vs New Villa Buganda 1 Vs Koboko Rising Stars Police FC Vs Boma FC URA Vs JMC Hippos Ndejje University Vs Kansai Plascon Nebbi Central Vs Catada/Nansana FC
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