STANBIC UGANDA CUP: Vipers edge minnows Bujumbura United on penalties

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David GOMBE

Two time Stanbic Uganda Cup champions and last season’s Runners Up Vipers SC survived a late scare as Kitara Region side Bujumbura United FC nearly dumped them out of at the Round of 64 of this season’s competition.

The two sides played out to a goalless stalemate but the hosts got arguably the best chance of the game in the final minutes but could not convert it from close with the visitors’ goalkeeper Fabien Mutombora completely beaten.

After a goalless draw in normal time at Kibajwa in Hoima, the game fate was to be decided on penalties with the Kitende-based cruising 4-1.

Bright Anukani, Disan Galiwango, Ahmed Desire Tety, and Ashraf Mandela scored the four penalties for the Venoms in Beto Bianchi’s first game in charge.

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Vipers SC survive a late scare against minnows Bujumbura

In the other game played on the same day, FUFA Big League side Jinja North United FC also needed penalties to eject Eastern Region side Busei FC 6-5 following a 3-3 draw in normal time at Ssaza Grounds in Iganga.

Vipers and Jinja North join BUL FC, Kitara FC, Ndejje University FC, Admin FC, Junior Eagles FC, Pajule Lions FC, and Blue Stars FC in the Round of 32.

Action in the Stanbic Bank Uganda Cup continues tomorrow Wednesday with two fixtures; SC Villa will visit Kireka United FC while Police FC will be away to Apuutun FC.

•Apuutin Vs Police
Tubur-Soroti
2pm (FUFA TV)

•Kireka Utd vs SC Villa
Kings Park, Bweyogerere
4pm (FUFA TV)

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