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Kitara eject Uganda Cup holders Vipers on penalties

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Bunyoro based Kitara FC have ejected Cup holders SC Vipers at the quarter final stage of the Stanbic Uganda Cup.

Kitara FC, the surprise package who also lead the Uganda Premier League standing edged Vipers SC 5-4 in penalty shoot-outs after the match had ended 1-1 at the Masindi Stadium on Sunday.

After a goalless first half striker Yunus Ssentamu gave Vipers the lead after 51 minutes, but Paul Mucureezi leveled matters after 67 minutes from the spot.

The game later went into extra 30 minutes after the 90-minutes ended 1-1. Bright Anukani restored Vipers’ lead a penalty conversion after 117 minutes. But six minutes later Mucureezi was on hand to level matters for The Royals again infront of their passionate fans.

During the penalty shoot outs Karim Watambala missed for Vipers SC, while Kitara converted all their five with Mucureezi netting the last penalty.

Kitara FC now join Bidco FC,  NEC FC and Pajule Lions FC. Bidco Fc ejected KCCA FC 6-5 on penalties on Saturday after a 1-1 draw, while NEC saw off Police FC 2-0, and Pajule Lions defeated Pakwach Young Stars 1-0.

The winner of the Stanbic Uganda Cup will represent Uganda in the 2024/2025 TotalEnergies Confederation Cup.

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