Express eliminated as Vipers ascend to round of 16 in Uganda Cup

Pic. Viper’s Milton Karisa (right) scored his side’s first goal as the Venoms over came Police 3-1 in the Uganda Cup.

Express FC were eliminated by Kitara FC on penalties as the Red Eagles’ season continues to get from bad to worse.

The Red Eagles who are second from bottom in the league took the lead in the 33rd minute thanks to on loan striker Alfred Leku.

Kitara levelled the game midway the second half when former Express midfielder Derrick headed in home from close range.

Neither of the two teams could find a winner in normal time and penalties where required to find a winner.

Express saw two penalties missed as both captain David Ndihabwe and Alfred Leku failed to find the back of the net from six yards.

Goalie Goodwin Bule managed to make one penalty save  but it was not enough as the Red Eagles went down 4-3 at the end of all 10 spot kicks taken.

In Kitende, 2016 Uganda cup champions Vipers came from a goal down to eliminate fellow Azam Uganda premier league side Police 3-1.

The Cops took the lead in the first minute when Norman Ojik’s took advantage of keeper James Alitho who was caught in no man’s land and the striker slotted in to make it 1-0 to Police.

Six minutes later, the home side equalized through league top scorer Milton Karisa who tapped in a low Yayo Lutimba cross.

It was soon 2-1 to the home side on 25 minutes as Erisa Ssekisambu finished off superbly a quick counter attack which was started of by the ever green Moses Waiswa.

January signing Dan Sserunkuma scored to make it 3-1 on 60 minutes ensuring that Vipers move in to the round of 16.


Other round of 32 games played on Saturday.

  • Kansai plascon 2 – 0 Doves All stars.
  • UPDF FC 1(5)- 1(4) Rushere FC (Penalties)
  • Soana FC 3 – 2 Odumparaka



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