Vipers score 8 past BUL FC to clinch Uganda Cup title

Vipers SC registered an 8-1 humbling win past BIDCO Uganda Limited (BUL) in the Stanbic Uganda Cup final at FUFA Technical Center, Njeru on Sunday, September 26, 2021.

Yunus Sentamu gave Vipers the bragging rights with a quadruple. Ceaser Manzoki scored a brace while Livingstone Mulondo and Milton Marissa also made it to the scoreline.

Even before reaching a minute mark, It was celebrations for Vipers SC after Milton Karisa headed home Bobosi Byaruhaga’s freekick, but the goal was called due to an offside caution.

Defender, Livingstone Mulondo broke the deadlock with a powerful header off Bobosi Byaruhanga’s well-curled freekick just after three minutes into the game.

BUL grew in momentum as the Jinja based side searched for an instant reply through their forwards Musa Esenu and pacy Joseph Ssemujju.

In the 26th minute, Yunus Sentamu forced the ball in between goalkeeper Sanon Mulabi’s legs off Paul Willa’s fine assist thanks to a well-crafted goal from the Kitende based team.

Ten minutes later, Congolese, Cesar Manzoki pulled a full stretch to tap home Milton Karisa’s hard low cross after beating defender Fredson Ogwoto by pace.

Just after two minutes, Manzoki earned a brace with a top-class finish at the far post past Mulabi who was left static with less to do at the moment.

On the return of the second half, Allan Kigundu paved the way to be replaced by Tibita Hamis as BUL continued to search for consolation.

In the 48th minute, Sentamu completed a brace with a half volley off David Bagoole’s cut back cross to extend Vipers’s lead to five.

Shortly after six minutes, Sentamu completed a hattrick with a bouncing header past struggling custodian Mulabi.

BUL custodian Sanon Mulabi was forced off the field of play due to an injury. He was later replaced by Ibrahim Mugulusu though forward Esenu was called to go in between the sticks.

In the 64th minute, Milton Karisa was fouled at the edge of the box and was awarded a free-kick. Karisa stepped up to take the effort and the ball deflected off Aggrey Madoi into the back of the net.

In the 67th minute, Sentamu made it four on his name to extent the discipline to Alex Isabirye’s side.

Vipers goalkeeper Fabien Mutombora paved the way for Denis Kiggundu after a nasty collision with BUL’s second-half substitute Mugulusi.

In the 72nd minute, the ‘Eastern Giants’ pulled back a consolation through Tabita Hamis.

Roberto Oliviera made a double substitution introducing Paul Mucureezi and Ibrahim Orit for Sentamu and Karisa.

In the last minutes, Dan Sserukuma replaced the tournament’s top scorer Manzoki at seven goals.

Vipers dethroned Proline FC who won the tournament past Bright Stars in 2019.

The Kitende based team will walk away with UGX 50 million while the runners-up BUL FC will bag UGX 20 million as prize money.

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