As a result of coach Micho Sredojevic’s Uganda Cranes playing their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals qualifier against Cape Verde Islands away in Praia City on June 10, the final of Fufa Uganda Cup 2016/17 in Green Light Stadium Arua (Fufa West Nile Region) has been pushed five days ahead.
Local football governing body, Fufa’s Competitions Department who had adamantly fixed this year’s edition climax of Uganda’s oldest competition on the same date was the national team’s continental campaign opener have in the past week had enough stick and bowed to pressure.
Football fanatics targeted Ali Mwebe, the Fufa Competitions director for being incompetent and disregarding the importance of both the Cranes and KCCA/Paidha Black Angels by scheduling them together yet Fufa was aware of the continental calendar over a year ago.
The new finals’ date was also similarly arrived on since KCCA shall be also playing away to Nigeria’s Rivers United on 20th June 2017.
On Tuesday, KCCA played to a goal-less draw away to Express’ home ground in Wankulukuku and thus advanced 3-2 on aggregate.
KCCA will now play Paidha Black Angels who eliminated Sadolin Paints 3-2 on aggregate after two legs.
Paidha Black Angels won the first leg 2-0 away in Zombo before fighting hard to score a precious away goal in the 2-1 defeat during the return leg at Namboole.