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KCCA, Police out to confirm spot in last 8

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KCCA, Police out to confirm spot in last 8
KCCA lead the tie 2-0 from the first leg. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

Uganda Cup Round of 16
Tuesday, May 05
-KCCA FC vs Maroons FC
-Bright Stars vs Police FC
-BUL vs Kigezi Home Boyz

The Uganda Cup continues on Wednesday afternoon with three fixtures on the menu.

At Lugogo, KCCA FC welcome Maroons to the Omomdi Stadium hoping to ensure passage to the next round.

The Kasasiros hold a 2-0 first leg advantage and will be optimistic of getting the job done.

Sitting in 4th in league, 10 points below leaders URA FC and their chances to leapfrog the tax collectors remain a mystery.

The Uganda Cup, which they have won a record 10 times, is their only realistic chance of winning silverware this season.

They managed to put on a decent show with a 2-0 win at Luzira in the first leg thanks to a goal each from Herbert Achai and Hassan Jurua and have less work to do to book a slot in the last eight.

Maroons on the other hand, dug a big pit for themselves when Pius Obuya missed that late penalty and overturning that two-goal deficit is now a big ask.

They have been extremely poor in Big League per their standards and are at the edge of the abyss after recording a four-game losing run that was headlined by a recent loss against Blacks Power in Elgon Group.

Its a big mountain to climb for under fire coach Charles Ayiekho who has reportedly lost his dressing room.

At Kavumba, Bright Stars host Police FC in a match that requires a more than top display by the host if they are to progress to the next round.

The Stats trail 1-4 from the first leg after starting poorly in the game and conceding three first half goals.

It was a performance that was a complete opposite of their decent league run that has seen them win five of their last six games including victories against Express FC and KCCA FC.

They were completely dominated at Lugogo on Sunday and they will be hoping for a change of fortunes when they return to Kavumba, a venue that has seen them take care of the likes of Express and Wakiso Giants of late.

It is also the same venue that ensured their progression to this round as they overturned a first leg deficit to eliminate Paidha Black Angels in the round of 32.

However, nothing will be easy when they face a Police side that must be oozing confidence thanks to their healthy first leg advantage.

Despite the three-goal advantage, Police head coach Abdallah Mubiru says that the tie is far from over.

“We have a three-goal caution but will go into the game not thinking about that because this is going to be totally different. Said Mubiru ahead of the game.

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“Bright Stars is a very good team, they are strong and play well.
“Probably, they have had a bad day on Sunday so we need not to put down our guard in the. We have 90 more minutes that we are supposed to manage well and we just pray that God enables us take care of them.”

Police only needs to avoid a three-goal loss to reach the last 16.

Having scored the most goals in the competition so far (14) it will take a dramatic turn of events for Bright Stars to eliminate the Cops who are an easy bet to net again on Wednesday.

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