Fulltime, Jinja North (6) 0-0 (7) Vipers
Vipers have advanced to the round of 16 of the Stanbic Uganda Cup after eliminating FUFA Big League side Jinja North United at the Kyabazinga Stadium, Bugembe in a highly contested match.
Normal time ended in a goalless draw but the 2022 finalists were on receiving end. Defender Murushid Juuko cleared the ball off the line in the 15th minute when Jinja North forward Mataama Dickson beat Vipers goalkeeper Fabien Mutombora off the ball but his shot found the solid defender well positioned to clear the ball off the line. After two minutes, the hosts made another attempt which saw Fabien stretch on the ground to punch the ball out of the goal area.
The visiting side also got a scoring chance in the first half of the game but striker Karim Ndugwa headed Yunus Ssentamu’s freekick over the bar.
The second half was a bit dull with fewer scoring opportunities. A memorable long-range shot from David Bagoole was saved by Mutobora leaving him on the ground to call for medical attention.
Center Referee Stephen Kimayo had no choice rather than calling for the ball and ask teams to prepare for kicks from the penalty mark after a goalless scoreline at fulltime. The game ended 6-7 after kicks from the penalty mark to see Vipers traveling fans celebrating.
Jinja North’s Mataama Dickson missed the seventh kick with Outa Dickson, Kiiza Musa, Mwanje Samuel, Kyeyune Umar, Deo Isejja, and Kibande Paul converting while Desire Tety, Martin Kizza, Yisa Mubiru, Olivoer Osomba, Milton Kariisa, Hillary Mukundane, and Fabien Mutombora converted for Vipers SC.