Holders BUL FC have been tasked to play third tier team Sparks Soccer Club at the round of 64 in the Stanbic Uganda cup.
The draw for the 49th edition of the second most prestigious competition in Ugandan football was conducted on Tuesday at FUFA house in Mengo.
BUL will travel to Mukono to play the regional league side between January 28th and February 6th, 2023.
Team manager Alex Isabirye has reacted on the draw and he said Sparks may not be a cup of tea despite trading in the lower division as compared to the Eastern Giants.
“I don’t think the draw with Sparks is an easy one,” he said.
“Every team that participates in Uganda cup can win the trophy, and BUL FC has ever failed to progress from the round of 64 at the hands of a team from Mukono – that was against Seeta United about five years ago.”
But he will brilliantly organize and perfectly attune BUL to nullify every possible threat Sparks may pose when his side travel.
“We know little about that team but we shall try to research and know what they can do and what they can’t do.”
“Qualifying for the next round is our prime target in this tie and this will need us to do all what’s possible to achieve that.“
“Although it’s always had to defend the Uganda cup with one team, I will try with the help of God to do it with BUL and I believe we can win it for the second consecutive time.”
The Eastern Giants are the current cup holders after beating Vipers 3-1 in the final held in Masindi last season and they are currently second on the Uganda premier league table with 27 points while Sparks compete in the Sezibwa group of the Buganda regional league.