Sports Club Villa progressed to the Uganda Cup round of 16 following a slim 1-0 win away to Buganda regional outfit Kajjansi United at the Mutesa II Wankulukuku Stadium on Sunday.
Striker Ronald Magwali scored the day’s lone strike on the opening half hour mark during the well contested duel officiated by referee Musa Mawad Orombi.
Magwali was well stationed to nod home David “Colgate” Owori’s well delivered cross from the right, and break down the earlier resilience from the hosts who had earlier ejected Vipers from the same tournament.
SC Villa progressed to the last 16 stage are now assured of some cash courtesy of the sponsors, Stanbic Bank.
The Jogoos join other successful top tier clubs as Wakiso Giants, Kyetume, Tooro United, Maroons, KCCA, URA and defending champions Proline.
Meanwhile, 10 man Kataka recovered from a goal down to beat Spartans 5-4 on post-match penalties.
Normal time of this contest had ended one goal apiece.
Kataka’s Hassan Wadenga was red carded in the 50th minute.
Kyetume, like Kataka recovered from a goal down to overcome Kigezi Home Boyz 4-2 in post-match penalties.
Normal time had ended in a one all stalemate with Rodgers Tabule on target for the home side before veteran forward Robert Ssentongo replied for the Slaughters.
In the shootout, Dennis Lubowa, Deo Isejja, Jonathan “Dante” Mugabi and Ssentongo scored for the visitors.
Only midfielder Moses Ali Feni missed his kick.
Grant Matsiko and Dickson Niwamanya Kihanga scored for Kigezi.
Davis Muhairwe Ronaldo and Abbey Makumbi has their respective kicks saved by goalkeeper Joel Mutakubwa.
The draw for the round of 16 clubs will be held in the coming week as the date and venue shall be confirmed by the FUFA Competitions department.
The winner of the Uganda Cup earns a ticket to represent the country at the CAF Confederation Cup.
Uganda Cup (Round of 32):
· Kajjansi United 0-1 Sports Club Villa
· Spartans 1 (4) – 1 (5) Kataka
· Kigezi 1 (2) – 1 (4) Kyetume
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