The drama and upsets in the traditional knock out competitions continued in the Uganda Cup as defending champions SC Villa and Lweza were eliminated by Fufa Big League sides.
But it wasn’t a day full of shocks as Uganda Premier League (UPL) sides KCCA and Vipers strolled to the last four.
At Nakivubo, Umar Kasumba and Yeseri Waibi missed their spot kicks as SC Villa were stunned by West Nile side Onduparaka.
The 90 minutes ended in a barren stalemate despite both sides creating chances that none could convert.
The loss implies the Jogoos, winners of the competition last year after thumping KCCA 3-0 in the finals at Namboole, exit the competition at the round of 32.
The story was nearly same at Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku as another lower tier side Entebbe sent Lweza packing.
The two sides played to a 2-2 draw in normal time with Lweza coming from two goals down to draw level.
Luck, however, deserted them in the shootout as Entebbe won 9-8 to end the road for last year’s semi-finalists.
Elsewhere, Paul Mucurezi headed KCCA into the semis with a 65th minute goal making a good connection off Jackson Nunda’s free kick.
It was an end to end game that saw the visitors miss close to four clear chances thanks to an off day by Ceaser Okhuti.
Joshua Kawadwa was also unfortunate to miss on the score sheet for the hosts, who lost a third successive game to KCCA in the season.
In-form Erisa Ssekisambu grabbed a brace at Kitende to send Vipers into the last four. The striker scored in the 38th and 47th minutes of the game against Hope Doves.
Ssekisambu, last season’s MVP in the competition, now has five goals in three games.
Meanwhile, as KCCA, Entebbe and Vipers await a semi-final draw, Onduparaka will host Busia in the round of 16 with Soana lurking in the quarters.
Quarter finals Results
Bright Stars 0-1 KCCA
Vipers 2-0 Hope Doves
Lweza 2-2 Entebbe (Entebbe win 9-8 on pen)
Round of 32
SC Villa 0-0 Onduparaka (Onduparaka win 4-3 on pen)