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May 22, 2024

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STANBIC UGANDA CUP: BUL shock Express to set up final date with Vipers SC

Kenneth MUKISA 

BUL against all the odds rose up to the occasion to beat favourites Express at FUFA technical Center Njeru in the second semifinal of the Uganda cup.

Alex Isabirye was only limited to two substitutions following the rules that commanded that teams were only permitted to use players licenced for last season.

Academy graduate Owen Mukisa scored a 26th minute goal  that sent BUL FC to their first ever Uganda Cup final.

This was BUL FC’s first semifinal since 2015 when they were eliminated by eventual winners SC Villa.

Express FC were seeking for their first Uganda Cup final in 14 years.

Mukisa fired Alex Isabirye coached side into the lead in the 26th minute after a horrible clearance from Express defender Issa Lumu.

The first period didn’t not produce many scoring opportunities and Express FC’s best chance was from Muzamir Mutyaba whose effort from the free kick was well saved by BUL custodian Sanon Mulabi.

George Ssenkaba thought that he had leveled the game but his header was flagged offside by assistant referee Jane Mutonyi midway in the second half

Second half substitute Charles Musiige came to close to restoring parity into the final minutes of the contest but his effort went inches wide.

BUL held on to set up a final meeting with 2016 Uganda Cup champions Vipers on Sunday.

BUL FC XI:

Sanon Mulabi (GK), Allan Kiggundu, Fredson Gwoto, Aggrey Madoi, Godfrey Akol, Ibrahim Mugulusi, Owen Mukisa, Thomas Kabale, Martin Aprem, Musa Esenu, Joseph Ssemujju.

Express FC XI:

Denis Otim (GK), Enock Walusimbi, Murushid Juuko, Arthur Kiggundu, Issa Lumu, Mahad Kakooza, John Byamukama, Muzamir Mutyaba, Martin Kizza, Erick Kambale, George Ssenkaba.