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Uganda Cup: Bright Stars Oust Express To Storm Final

Thursday, May 9
Express FC 1-1 Bright Stars.
Bright Stars win 3-2 on penalties.

Bright Stars came from a goal down, before edging Express FC in penalty shootouts to reach their first Uganda Cup finals.

The Red Eagles, who needed at least a goalless draw to go through after earning a 1-1 advantage in the first leg, had a bright start.

John Revita scored from the freekick as early as the fourth minute, with his swiveling effort beating veteran custodian Hamuza Muwanga.

Hard done. John Revita. (Katumba Badru photo)

The Visitors found solace late in the 81st minute through James Angu (a substitute in the 60th minute, on for Aggrey Kirya) who headed in at near post to leave Tony Kyamera injured before the shot stopper was wheeled in Ambulance.

In the shootouts, it was Hamuza Muwonge who turned an hero – saving three efforts – keeping out Michael Birungi, Davies Mayanja and Sadiq Ssekyembe. Disan Galiwango and Revita scored for the Red Eagles.

Farouk Katongole, Rajab Kakooza and Nelson Ssenkatuka scored for Bright Stars to send the side to finals in Masaka where they will face Proline FC on May 25. Enock Walusimbi and James Angu failed from the spot.

Penalty win joy. (Badru Katumba photo)

“We conceded a louse goal but we managed to bounce back,” briefly noted Assistant Bright Stars Coach Paul Kiwanuka. “We thank the Almighty for this.”

Besides Express FC, Bright Stars’ road to finals have seen the club eliminate Kazo Excel, Bumate, URA FC and Nebbi Central.

Masaka calling. (Katumba Badru photo)

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