Bright Stars FC to face Express in Stanbic Uganda Cup Semis

Former Uganda Cup winner Sam Timbe showing Bright Stars FC during the Semifinal Draws

Stanbic Uganda Cup Semifinals

1st Leg:  24th – 28th April

Bright Stars FC Vs Express FC

2nd Leg: 5th – 9th May

Express FC Vs Bright Stars FC

Final: 25th May 2019 at Masaka Recreation Ground 

Bright Stars FC is to face off with Express FC in the Semifinals of the Stanbic Uganda Cup. It was confirmed during the draws conducted at FUFA House Mengo on Wednesday Morning.

The first leg encounter is scheduled to take place between 24th and 28th April 2019 while the 2nd leg slated between 5th and 9th May 2019.

Bright Stars FC eliminated Big League side Nebbi Central by 1-0 scored by Brian Kayanja away in West Nile during the quarterfinal stage.

Bright Stars FC forward Jamil Kalisa (R) in action during the match against URA FC in the Stanbic Uganda Cup
Bright Stars FC forward Jamil Kalisa (R) in action during the match against URA FC in the Stanbic Uganda Cup

Bright Stars FC will be meeting Express at Mwererwe for the second time this season having played each other in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League. The match ended in a one all draw.

Bright Stars is playing in the last four for the very first time however head coach Fred Kajoba has a record of winning the Cup in 2007 with Simba FC.

If Bright Stars FC progress to the final, they will face a FUFA Big league opponent since the other semifinal tie involves Kyetume FC and Proline FC who are from the 2nd division league.

If we are to win the trophy, we must beat Express FC. We are ready for them and the draw has been favourable. We know our opponents very well. It is the opponent we wanted’ said Fred Kajoba

The draw was conducted by Uganda cup winners Charles Namakhola Kalayilayi (winner with Gangama FC in 1976) and Sam Timbe (Coffee FC in 1981)

The winner of the Stanbic Uganda Cup represents the country in the CAF Confederation Cup.

MAIN PHOTO: Former Uganda Cup winner Sam Timbe showing Bright Stars FC from the draw during the Semifinal Draws