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Owen Mukisa’s early goal inspires BUL to spirited elimination of Express

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

David GOMBE 

Owen Mukisa scored the all important goal as BUL FC beat Express FC 1-0 in the semifinals of the Stanbic Uganda Cup.

Mukisa’s first half goal was enough to send 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.

Express starman Martin Kizza appeared rusty on the evening. PHOTO/FUFA

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.

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