BUL FC have lifted their first Stanbic Uganda Cup title after bested Vipers 3-1 on Sunday evening in the final played at King George Stadium in Masindi.
Karim Ndugwa netted a brace while Simon Peter Oketch netted the other as the Eastern Giants fried the Venoms.
Having suffered an 8-1 humiliation in last year’s final to Vipers SC, BUL came into this final more determined and started off brilliantly, creating chance after chances and limiting the opposition Vipers to a few chances.
BUL first realistic goalscoring chance came in the 8th minute after Vipers SC forward Milton Karisa lost the ball in his area but the Eastern Giants failed to get past Vipers SC goalkeeper Denis Kiggundu who made an excellent save before Disan Galiwango cleared away.
They continued to impose alot of pressure in the Vipers backine and got their reward in the 28th minute when Reagan Kalyowa beat off his marker to lay a wonderful ball into Karim Ndugwa’s path, who made no mistake than to guide into the back of the net.
The Jinja based side got their second before the break with Simon Peter Oketch finishing up a well crafted BUL FC counterattack.
Vipers best chances in the opening half fell to Najib Yiga who first rattled the crossbar with the score still nil-nil before he had an effort saved when the Venoms were trailing by 1-0.
The game went into the break with last season’s winners trailing by two goals to nil.
Just after the break, Karim Ndugwa tripled BUL’s lead with a neaty finish after being set up by Oketch. Oketch beat Musa Ssali for pace in the buildup to that goal.
Halid Lwaliwa pulled a goal back for the Venoms in the 70th minutes following a well driven Bright Anukani’s freekick, but that wasn’t enough as the Venoms lost 3-1 and once again failed to win the Ugandan double.
For BUL, they have become the first Jinja based side to win the Ugandan club.