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Vipers Sc vs KCCA FC; The Journey to the Uganda Cup final

Saturday, 9th June 2018

Stanbic Uganda Cup Final

Vipers SC vs KCCA FC

Emokori Grounds, Bukedea

Charges 5,000/- (Ordinary), 20,000/- (VIP)

Match Officials

Nsubuga Brian Miiro -Referee

Balikowa Musa Ngobi- Assistant Referee 1

Okello Lee-Assistant Referee 2

Ssali Mashood -4th Official

Bossa Amin Nkono-Referees’ Assessor

Kalema Ronnie-Match Commissioner 


Cash Prizes:


Runners Up: 20M

Semifinalists- 10M each team

Q/finalists: 5M each team

Total cash Prize: 90M 

Vipers SC lining up before the 2nd leg semifinal of Stanbic Uganda Cup against SC Villa at St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende on Tuesday 5th June 2018.

When Vipers SC take on KCCA FC in Saturday’s Stanbic Uganda Cup final, the contrasting styles of play between the two teams promise an action-packed football battle at Emokori Grounds in Bukedea.

At first glance, it looks like an encounter between brilliant individual talents in KCCA FC’s Allan Okello, Julius Poloto, Shaban Muhamad, Jackson Nunda and Vipers’ Milton Karisa, Moses Waiswa, Daniel Serunkuuma and Halida Lwaliwa

However as a team, Vipers SC have shown that they can play just as shrewd as their opponents KCCA FC, just like they did in the early round of the competition when they notched up narrow wins.

Round of 64

Vipers SC and KCCA FC have played six matches each to reach the final of the 44th edition of the Stanbic Uganda Cup to be hosted in Bukedea.
During the Stanbic Uganda Cup Round of 64, KCCA FC had one of the most explosive displays beating Azam Uganda Premier League side Mbarara FC 4-0 in their opening game away at Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara on 3rd February 2018.

It was indeed a message to their opponents as the Cup holders sailed through to the round of 32.

At the same stage, Vipers SC overpowered FC Bronken 3-1 in Kasese on 3rd February to qualify for the last 32 round.

KCCA FC players lining up in one of the recent games at StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.

Round of 32

KCCA FC was drawn against FUFA Big League Club Simba SC and managed to edge it 1-2 away at Kabanyolo Research Grounds in Gayaza on 17th February to book a place in the round of 16.

In the same vein, Vipers SC defeated Police FC by 3-1 at St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende on Saturday 17th, February.

Round of 16

At this stage teams grew in confidence especially those from the lower divisions up against the so-called giants of Ugandan football.

KCCA FC narrowly survived elimination after a 2-2 draw in regular time with Soana FC.

The game was decided on kicks from the penalty mark. KCCA FC won 3-4 on Wednesday 21st Match at Kavumba recreation Grounds, Wakiso.

On the other side, Vipers SC posted a nervy 0-1 away win over Kira United. The vanquished was considered the home team despite playing at St Mary’s Kitende-home of Vipers SC. Kira requested for change of venue from their famous Kira Grounds to Kitende.

KCCA FC young star Allan Okello in action during the 2nd leg match against Synergy FC at StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo on 31st June 2018.

Quarter Finals

Both teams had away fixtures. KCCA FC faced FUFA Big League side Kitara FC at Booma Ground in Hoima on 21st April, while Vipers faced Kansai Plascon FC Naro-Ntawo Ground.

KCCA FC won Kitara 0-1 scored by Striker Muhammad Shaban while Vipers SC eliminated Kansai Plascon FC by the same margin.

Semi-finals (played over two legs) 

The Cup holders KCCA FC has a scintillating game winning by a stunning result 10-0 on aggregate.  KCCA won 0-1 in Masaka and turned on the style at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo with a 9-0 victory in the return leg.

KCCA FC’s Patrick Kaddu scored a combined 4 goals in both matches-a hat-trick at Lugogo to go level with Kitagenyi Henry of Kansai Plasco on 6 goals as leading scorers.

Meanwhile, Vipers SC faced SC Villa at this stage. Only one goal separated the two teams with the men in red emerging victors. Vipers overcame Villa to qualify for their third Uganda Cup final.

Substitute Brian Nkuubi scored the solitary strike from a direct free kick in the second half.

Vipers SC’s forward Milton Karisa (L) in action the 2nd leg semifinal of Stanbic Uganda Cup at St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende on Tuesday 5th June 2018.

MAIN PHOTO: KCCA FC players lifting the Uganda Cup after the 2016/2017 final at Green Light Stadium in Arua.

Results: Road to the final Vipers vs KCCA FC 

 Round of 62:

Mbarara City 0-4 KCCA FC

Bronken FC 1-0 Vipers SC

Round of 32:

Simba 1-2 KCCA FC

Vipers SC 3-1 Police

Round of 16:

Kira United 0-1 Vipers SC

Soana FC 2(3)-2(4) KCCA FC

Quarter Finals:

Kansai Plascon 0-1 Vipers SC

Kitara FC 0-1 KCCA FC

Semifinals 1:

1st leg: SC Villa Jogoo 0-0 Vipers SC

2nd leg: Vipers SC 1-0 SC Villa

Semifinal 2:

1st leg: Synergy FC 0-1 KCCA FC

2nd leg: KCCA FC 9-0 Synergy FC


9th June 2018

Vipers SC vs KCCA FC


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