STANBIC UGANDA CUP: Bright Stars seal first ever final after edging Express on penalties

Daniel NSUBUGA

It will be Proline versus Bright Stars in the finals of the 2018/19 edition of the Stanbic Uganda cup.

The team from Mwererwe fought back from John Revita’s early goal to force spot kicks through substitute James Angu.

The Inspirational central defender headed home a perfect inch cross from Ibrahim Kayiwa to set the home fans into jubilant moods.

Express pressed harder for a killer punch but Bright stars collected their nerve to keep the scoreline manageable.

Nelson Senkatuka scored the final penalty that sealed victory for Bright stars

After the half time break, George Simwogerere introduced Tonny Odur for Brian Umonyi who had looked off the pace.

Bright Stars also brought on Jungu Methodius for Samuel Sekitto.

Later on, Moses Okot came on for Augustine Kacancu but the most effective of all the substitutions was James Angu who came on for Aggrey Kirya.

The young midfielder added more fire power to Bright Stars’ forward line, changing the whole tide of the game into their favour.

It was him who answered Fred Kajoba’s prayers when he leapt highest to beat Tonny Kyamera and head home Moses Okot’s cross to equalise the affairs with only seven minutes left onto the normal regulation time.

90 minutes elapsed with the game tied at 1-1 hence the aggregate score of 2-2.

It was left to the spot kicks to determine who takes the day and Michael Birungi got handed the responsibility to take Express’ first.

Brian Angu scored Bright stars’ equaliser with 7 minutes to go

The striker’s shot was parried over the top bar by Hamza Muwonge but Bright stars failed to capitalise on his miss when Enock Walisimbi also put his shot over the bar.

Disan Galiwango and John Revita converted Express’ proceeding kicks but youngsters Davies Mayanja and Sadiq Sekyembe failed to guide it past Hamza Muwonge.

Express captain John Revita put his side in the lead

For Bright Stars, James Angu went on to miss but Rajab Kakooza, Farouk Katongole and captain Nelson Senkatuka who took the most decisive kick buried theirs in the net.

Bright stars meet Proline in an all debutants final that will be staged at Masaka recreation grounds on 25th May.

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