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STANBIC UGANDA CUP : Record number of teams take part in Regional Preliminaries

David GOMBE

A record 249 teams played in the Regional Preliminaries of the 2021/22 Stanbic Uganda Cup following the re-opening of the competition to include non-Uganda Premier League and non-Big League teams.

In the 2019/20 edition of the Stanbic Uganda Cup, a then record 159 teams participated in the Regional Preliminaries however the following 2020/21 season, only the 32 teams in the Uganda Premier League and Uganda Big League played in the Stanbic Uganda Cup.

This season however due to the easing of government restrictions, the competition was re-opened up to teams from the 3rd to 5th Division and to non-league teams as well and a record 249 teams registered from across the 8 regions.

Kampala Region had the highest number with 46 teams competing followed by West Nile Region that had 36 teams. Buganda Region had 34 teams while Northern, Eastern and Kitara had 32, 30 and 28 teams competing within their regions. North East had 26 teams while Western had only 17 teams.

The Stanbic Uganda Cup Regional Preliminaries were played in the month of December 2021 with 36 teams qualifying for the Competition Proper (Round of 64).

The Round of 64 is scheduled to be played between 18th and 25th January with the dates for the draws yet to be confirmed by FUFA.

Kampala Region (6)

PCCP, Kisugu United, NEC FC, Impala Hill, Kireka Young, Nsambya SC

Buganda Region (6)

Free Stars, Kajjansi United FC, Kiyinda Boys FC, Lugazi Municipal FC, Seeta United FC and Five Stars FC

Eastern Region (5)

Mbale Heroes, Admin FC, Busia United FC, Iganga Young, Jinja North.

Kitara Region (4)

Bujumbura United, Rusekere Growers, Booma FC, Bundimasoli United

North Eastern Region (4)

Soroti FC, Ateker FC, Basekere FC, Tepa FC

Northern Region (4)

Tawai FC, Heroes FC, Super Eagles FC, Kalongo United

West Nile Region (4)

Total FC, Paidha United, Paidha Black Angels, Adjumani TC

Western Region (3)

Six O’clock, Kigezi HomeBoyz FC, Kigezi FC.

Vipers are the reigning Stanbic Uganda Cup Champions following their 8-1 thrashing of BUL FC in the 2020/21 final.

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