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Sunday, December 10, 2023

Stanbic Uganda Cup: Vipers on to semifinals; BUL FC oust Villa SC

Vipers SC are on a mission to establish complete dominance for the season in Ugandan football and took another step forward this week by defeating Wakiso Giants in their Stanbic Uganda Cup quarterfinal matchup. The Venoms earned contributions from Uganda national team forward Yunus Sentamu, who scored twice, as well as an excellent strike from midfielder Bobosi Byaruhanga. With the Uganda Premier League all but secured, Vipers will be putting all their efforts into completing a domestic double by winning the cup.

On Tuesday the team that appears most likely to upend Vipers’ dreams of a double progressed as well. Jinja based side BUL FC emerged victorious against SC Villa despite going down early on. Saddam Masereka put the Jogoos in the lead but a brave header from Karim Ndugwa leveled the match for BUL. Villa missed out on snatching the lead back when Saddam Juma blasted his penalty kick attempt over the bar just before halftime.

In the second half BUL were dealt a blow when George Kasonko received his second yellow card to reduce his side to ten players. However, after the teams finished level in regulation, it was a header from Ibrahim Nsimbe in extra time that sent BUL through to the final four.

In the other quarterfinal played so far, lower tier sides Booma FC and Maroons clashed with Booma coming out on top. Tuesday will see the final match played between Mbarara City FC and lower tier side Mbale Heroes FC.

Reports from Ugandan media are below followed by highlights from the victories for Vipers and BUL FC.

Vipers make giant step in double pursuit (Daily Monitor)
Stanbic Uganda Cup: Ten-Man BUL Dump Out SC Villa (FUFA)

Wakiso Giants 1-3 Vipers SC

SC Villa 1-2 BUL FC