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Stanbic Uganda Cup: Record numbers participate in Regional Preliminaries

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Action between NEC FC and Lukula FC in the Stanbic Uganda Cup Kampala Region Preliminaries. | Courtesy Photo NEC FC won 3-0 to qualify for the Round of 64.

Following the re-opening of the competition to other clubs that don’t feature in neither Uganda Premier League and FUFA Big League, a record 249 teams from 8 regions participated in the Regional Preliminaries of the 2021/22 Stanbic Uganda Cup.

159 teams played in the 2019/20 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 due to effects caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

From the 249 teams, 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.

These Preliminaries were played in the month of December 2021 with 36 teams qualifying for the Competition’s 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.

StarTimes Uganda Premier League and StarTimes FUFA Big League clubs will join the competition at the Round of 64.

Qualified teams to Round of 16
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

Kamardin Shero
Senior sports Editor at The Touchline Sports | Am down to earth person with a great heart of always wanting to assist where possible.

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