Joseph Ssemujju. BUL FC media photo
Stanbic Uganda Cup Quarterfinals
Monday, May 31
*BUL FC 0-1 Proline
(BUL win 2-1 on aggregate)
Wednesday, June 2
*SC Villa Vs Vipers
Thursday, June 3
*Police Vs Wakiso Giants
(Police lead 3-1)
Friday, June 4
*KCCA vs Express
Uganda Cup defending champions Proline FC have been eliminated despite winning 1-0 away at BUL FC.
Proline scored in the 40th minute thanks to Ivan Ocholit close range finish but the Big League side bundles out on a 2-1 aggregate loss.
A long free-kick from Proline half was headed at the edge of the box towards the goalkeeper Sanon Mulabi. The shotstopper looked to have a firm grip on the ball but on his way down, spilled it to a lurking Ivan Ocholit who squeezed home an near post in the 40th minute.
Proline had dug themselves a big hole when they lost a home first leg tie at Lugogo, falling two first half goals from Vitalis Tabu and Joseph Ssemujju.
In a match that saw kickoff delayed due to clashes in team kits colours, Proline looked the better side in the opening exchanges but failed to benefit from the early momentum.
Juma Ssebaduka was selfish when he shot an inch wide, despite having plenty of options to tee up teammates up-front.
Proline huffed and puffed, as BUL who lost Ramathan Dudu to an early injury, held on for the needed result.
BUL become the first team to reach the semis this year, having earlier eliminated Blacks Power and Kigezi Homeboyz at round of 32 and 16 stages respectively.
Proline who won the Uganda Cup in 2019 when they beat Bright Stars in Masaka, will not have a chance to defend their crown once more despite resolute performances that saw them eliminate MYDA and Mbale Heroes.
The Mujib Kasule owned side will shift focus to FUFA Big League as they target promotion to Uganda Premier League.
BUL return to the Uganda Cup semis for the second time in the club history – They made their first semi appearance under Julius Mutyaba in 2015 when they lost to eventual winners SC Villa.