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15 April 2024 | Football

Kitara ejected defending champions Vipers from the Uganda Cup after a 5-4 penalty victory in the quarterfinal encounter played at Masindi Municipal Stadium on Sunday.

Kitara head coach Brian Senyondo thanked his trooped who hardly lost hope and fought from a goal down twice to win it late.

“We did not lose hope rather we kept fighting till the last minute,” Senyondo expressed his gratitude after the final minute.

“We pushed the game to the penalties which were a bit nervy. Good enough we scored all our five and they missed one and we are into the semi-finals and we can’t be happier than this,” he added.

Vipers were the better side in normal time with Allan Okello pulling the strings and giving a lot of trouble to Kitara’s backline.

Senyondo asserts that his front line was not sharp enough as they created less getting both goals from the 12-yard mark.

“We had some lapses and we were not very clinical and the combination play in the final third was not right that is why you saw that we scored both goals from the penalty spot.”

“In the second half, we tried to organise more on the interplays in the final third and luckily we bounced back in the game. We kept our heads high and got a reward. This is the beauty of the game no one was the game to end like this but today I am happy,” he concluded.

The two sides will renew their rivalry in the league encounter that is slated for Friday, April 19 in a highly anticipated duel.

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