The ‘Stanbic Uganda Cup’ is back bigger and better with yet another increase in prize money for participating teams and exciting rewards for football fans.
Winning Prize money has been increased to a total of UGX 132 million up from UGX 120 million for the final sixteen teams with the winning team walking away with UGX 40 million, the Runner Up UGX 20 million, the semi- finalists UGX 12 million each, the quarter finalists UGX 6 million each and the teams that finish in the Round of 16 UGX 3 million. The prize money for the tournament has been increasing from UGX 120 million last season and UGX 90 million the previous season.
The Stanbic Uganda Cup was first played in 1971 by a handful of teams but has grown over the years into the biggest club football competition in Uganda with 176 teams and over 3,000 players competing last season. This will be the 46th edition of the competition
Stanbic Bank’s Head of Marketing & Communication, Daniel Ogong said that the Stanbic Uganda Cup is just one of the many ways that the bank is driving the growth of the Ugandan economy.
“We are pleased to again be part of the Stanbic Uganda Cup which is the biggest club football competition in the country. It is a very unique competition in that it enables small clubs at the lower levels of our football league system take on the giant clubs in the Premier League and as we have seen over the last couple of seasons many times the so called small clubs win. We look forward to an exciting and competitive season and may the best team win,” Ogong said.
The 2019/2020 season resumed on December 1, with pre-qualifier games taking place across the country in all the eight football regions. Draws for the Round of 64 were also conducted today.