There will only be one top Azam Uganda Premier League (AUPL) clash at the round of 16 of the 2016-17 Uganda Cup as most top division sides got relatively easy opponents.
At the draw held on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at the FUFA house, Mengo, only URA versus JMC Hippos clash features two top tier sides with the rest getting lower division sides.
The Tax Collectors, winners of the competition in 2012 will host the Jinja sides at the Mehta Grounds, Lugazi.
Elsewhere, holders Vipers will be at home to Kiboga Young, a side that eliminated 10-time winners SC Villa at the round of 64, Police will play away to non-league side, Kyetume FC, KCCA, who are yet to taste glory in the competition since 2004 are drawn against Kataka FC from Mbale.
In other draws, Baza Holdings will play Sadolin Paints, last year’s finalists Onduparaka host Water whilst Express, the record competition winners will hosts AUPL bound, FUFA Big League side, Masavu at Mutesa II stadium, Wankulukuku.
The only clash without a top tier side sees Fort Portal Boda Boda host Paidha Black Angels in Fort Portal.
The tentative dates for the round fixtures is March 19 – March 30 while the finals will be played in West Nile Region at a yet to be identified venue on May 27.
Uganda Cup Round of 16 Fixtures:
Kataka Vs KCCA – Nabini Playground, Bufumbo – Mbale
Fort Portal Boda Boda Vs Paidha Black Angels – Fort Portal
Baza Holdings Vs Sadolin Paints – Kawempe Muslim S.S play ground
Kyetume Vs Police – Nakisunga Playground Mukono
Vipers Vs Kiboga Young – St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende
Onduparaka Vs Water – Green Light Stadium
Express Vs Masavu – Mutesa II Wankulukuku, Kabowa
URA Vs JMC Hippos – Mehta Stadium, Lugazi