Stanbic Uganda Cup: Kigezi Home Boyz defeats Kitala FC 4-2

By APN Reporter

Hopes of Bunyoro based Kitara Football Club to join a round of 16 in the ongoing Stanbic Bank Uganda have started to limp after it was defeated by Kabale-based Kigezi Home Boyz Football Club by 4 goals to 2.

The contentious first leg of the game that had been scheduled on the fixtures to be played on March 2nd this year at Kavumba Recreation Grounds in Wakiso district was indefinitely suspended by the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) over communication mismatch.

This was after Kigezi Home Boyz players arrived at Kavumba and were instead informed that the opponent was waiting for a face-off at Masindi Municipal Stadium in Masindi district. FUFA had at first declined to approve Masindi Municipal Stadium for the competition due to its sorry state and lack of required facilities.

This angered Kigezi Home Boyz players and management and filed a petition to FUFA after losing eight million Shillings catering for players in a camp in Kampala. On April 9th, FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel Chairperson, Deo Mutabazi announced that the game is played today at Kavumba. FUFA also committed to meet the costs of the away team (Kigezi Home Boyz).

During the rescheduled game last evening, Kigezi Home Boyz Football club striker, Dickson Niwamanya alias Kihanga scored a hat-trick in the 22nd minute,49th, and 77th.  Rogers Tabule also hit the net to score the fourth goal in the 89th minute.

Kitara FC’s   Zakayo Kizito scored the first goal while Edison Agondeze scored the second in the extra 91st minute. Joshua Atugonza, the Chief Executive Director of Kitala Football club could not comment on the matter when contacted by our reporter.