By Peter Senyonjo
The oldest knockout Cup competition, the FA Cup will be shown live on StarTimes this weekend. Filled with thrills and spills, the tournament remains one of the most exciting ones in Cup history. Yet, considering the match-ups, one can least afford to miss out on what StarTimes has lined up.
Manchester City, the FA Cup defending champions will travel to St. James’ Park to take on Newcastle United, who have proved a daunting challenge for the Citizens in recent times. City’s last two visits to Newcastle have ended in points being dropped, which makes their meeting this weekend even more exciting than ever before.
In light of that, StarTimes Uganda’s Brand & Marketing director Isma Lule said, “The FA is the most prestigious Cup in English football. As StarTimes, we are excited to give Ugandans the most convenient and affordable options that enable our families to enjoy the stay-home experience.”
And indeed the stay-home experience will be all the worthwhile for the StarTimes customers. All four quarter-final games, beginning June 27 will be telecast live on StarTimes. Without question, they all live up to the tradition of excitement, goals and giant-killing heroics.
For example, Norwich City remains in the tournament, after they ejected Tottenham Hotspur in the previous round. And this weekend, you can watch them in the comfort of your living room, as they attempt to slay another giant, Manchester United.
One can bet, Norwich will have divided attention, especially when you consider, that they are fighting to maintain their English Premier League status, as they lie bottom of the table.
On the other hand, Leicester City host Chelsea, who in midweek, beat Manchester City 2-1 in the league. That performance is expected to give Chelsea a huge boost of confidence, as they travel to the King Power stadium.
But what is anything English football, and it does not involve Arsenal? Following Arsenal’s midweek 2-0 victory over Southampton, they will travel to Bramall Lane to take on Sheffield United.
Arsenal, who are the record 13 time FA Cup champions, have not won this Cup since 2017, and therefore, will be buoyed for this clash. The winner of this Cup qualifies automatically for the Uefa Europa League, which means there is a lot at stake.