Sports Club Villa began the 2018 Uganda Cup campaign on a bright note progressing to the next phase.
Villa defeated Kampala regional league side Hope 2-0 at Masaka Recreation ground on Sunday to book a berth into the round of 32.
The blues made sure they did not suffer a scare like it was last year when they were eliminated by Kiboga Young at the round of 64.
Ambrose Kirya and George Ssenkaaba scored for Wasswa Bossa’s charges to march on.
Mbarara City FC needed penalties to advance at the cost of Lungujja Galaxy. Normal time ended in a two all draw with Mbarara City FC coming from two goals down.
Goalkeeper Ali Kimera was the hero for the visitors in the penalty shootout as Mbarara eventually won the contest 3-1 to advance.
Elsewhere, Fufa Big League side, Agape SS from Iganda district failed to make the trip to Arua to play Doves All stars.
Teams that have qualified to round of 32
Bright Stars FC, Simba FC, SC Villa, Express FC, SC Vipers, Onduparaka FC, Seeta United FC,Nyamityobora,Police FC, Synergy FC, KJT, BUL FC, Soana FC, Proline FC, Mbarara City FC,KCCA FC, Masavu FC, Luweero United, Kansai Plascon, Doves All stars, Ntinda United, Kira United, Amuka Bright Light, Rushere FC, Ndejje University, Busula RS, Water FC, UPDF FC, Arua Tigers, Nabitende United, Kitara FC, Lira United