Bugisu Province took advantage in the quarterfinal tie against Lango, after winning the first leg at home.
The Bamasaba fought hard to overcome Lango on Saturday at Mbale City Stadium.
Raymond Onyai scored the lone goal of the game midway through the first stanza and this turned out to be decisive moment of the game.
Despite missing the services of leading goal scorer Arafat Usama, Bugisu were able to put up a good performance to dispatch the visitors.
Bugisu capitalised on their prowess from set pieces and throw ins from right back Steven Namaisi.
The home side got a number of chances to take the lead in the first half but couldn’t break the deadlock and so did Lango.
Bugisu made a quick tactical change in the first half with Usam Khayemba coming on for David Zake.
In the second stanza that witnessed the heavens opening, the hosts eventually found the breakthrough when Onyai rose high to head home Emma Shikanga’s delivery from the corner.
Joachim Ojera and Moses Aliro on different occasions tried levelling matters but were unsuccessful thanks to Bugisu skipper and custodian Edward Kasibante as well as the solid backline that stood firm to ensure they get the first leg advantage.
The two teams will face off again in the return leg on 16th October at the Akiibua stadium in Lira to determine who makes it to the semi finals.