STANBIC UGANDA CUP (QUARTER-FINALS)
Wakiso Giants FC 1-3 Vipers SC
We booked a place in the last four of the Stanbic Uganda Cup after eliminating rivals Wakiso Giants FC in the Wakiso derby on Sunday.
The Venoms ensured their quest for an elusive domestic double remained on course by dispatching the Purple Sharks 3-1 at Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium.
Bobosi Byaruhanga opened the scoring midway through the first half before a second half double from Yunus Sentamu sealed victory for us.
The hosts got their consolation late into the game through forward Sam Ssenyonjo who is on loan from KCCA FC.
Byaruhanga broke the deadlock in the 21st minute finishing off a well worked run that had Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye feeding the former for the opening goal.
We doubled our advantage only five minutes into the second half with Sentamu finding himself in the right place to finish off a Milton Karisa well worked effort and pass.
The ‘Hitman’ as popularly christened once again came punishing, getting his second of the day off a brilliant play from Byaruhanga and Vipers’ third in the 80th minute.
The only positive for the home side came five minutes to the end of time with Ssenyonjo getting the consolation as the Purple Sharks got knocked out.
With just two points away from clinching the League title in the final five games, the Venoms will now have an eye and probably more emphasis put at winning the Stanbic Uganda Cup as well to add to the two they already have (2016 and 2021).
They join Booma FC in the semifinals. The Masindi based outfit stunned Maroons FC on Saturday to extend their fairytale run in this year’s edition.
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