Vipers edge SC Villa to qualify for the Uganda Cup finals

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The venoms who won 1-0 on aggregate after settling to a goalless in the first leg will meet KCCA FC in the final on Saturday.

PIC: Vipers’ player, Milton Kaliisa against SC Villa’s Arthur Kigundu. (Credit: Mpalanyi Sentongo)
 
FOOTBALL
 
Stanbic Uganda Cup
 
Results
 
Semifinal
 
Return leg
 
Vipers 1 SC Villa 0
 
Final
 
Saturday
 
KCCA v Vipers . 
 
 Coach Miguel Da Costa had all reasons to celebrate after his team thumbed SV Villa 1-0 to storm Uganda Cup finals scheduled this weekend.                
 
Brian Nkuubi scored the only goal as Vipers eliminated SC Villa in the semifinal return leg of the Stanbic Uganda Cup, Tuesday evening at St Mary’s stadium, Kitende.
 
 
Nkuubi struck a free kick in the 69th minute to give Vipers an advantage.
 

Vipers’ coach, Miguel Da Costa celebrates after their match against SC Villa at the St Mary’s stadium on Tuesday evening. (Credit: Mpalanyi Sentongo) 

The venoms who won 1-0 on aggregate after settling to a goalless in the first leg will meet KCCA FC in the final on Saturday.
 
The Lugogo side defeated regional side Synergy 10-0 on aggregate to qualify for their second consecutive final.
 
 
The tense  game that was boycotted by the majority of the Villa fans after Vipers banned over 12 of their fans from accessing St Mary’s stadium saw centre referee Emma Kiweewa put up poor display with no fans to give him moral support.
 
Meanwhile, the battle for silverware in this year’s Uganda Cup was heightened  following  Stanbic Bank‘s sh300m sponsorship.
 
The prize money for the competition was raised to sh90m. The winner will walk away with sh30m, runners up sh20m, semifinalists sh10m each while the quarterfinalists will each receive sh5m.
 
This year’s final will be hosted at Emokori ground, Bukedea district this Saturday.

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