Stanbic Uganda Cup Final
Vipers SC Vs Bul FC
Booma Grounds, Masindi
Vipers shred BUL FC 8-1 in the final of the previous edition played at the Njeru Technical centre in Njeru to win their third Stanbic Uganda Cup trophy while it was the first time Bul FC reached the final.
This year’s edition is the repeat of last year’s edition as the two sides made it to the final.
A pre-match press briefing was held this week at FUFA House Mengo to hear from both teams preparedness ahead of the highly anticipated final.
Bul FC was represented by Head Coach Alex Isabirye while Goalkeeping Coach Ibrahim Mugisha stood in for Vipers SC.
While addressing the media, Coach Alex Isabirye said that his side is this time well prepared to lock horns with the Uganda Premier league champions and this time not to participate but make history.
“Last year, we were not prepared enough to play against Vipers SC and that is why we lost. This time we are ready for the game and I am not saying we are going to win or lose the game but we are learning our to compete. We are tied of participating and so we want to also make history.” Said Alex Isabirye before adding.
“I have no pressure, I know anything can happen on Sunday, so we are ready for the game. If we win the Cup we shall represent the country in the CAF Confederation Cup. I am a believer and I know we are going to win on Sunday and we shall represent the nation on the continent.”
On the other side Ibrahim, Ibrahim Mugisha the Vipers SC Goalkeeping Coach anticipates a tough contest against BUL in final of the 48th edition of the Stanbic Uganda cup and Expressed their readiness to win the trophy and write history by wining a double.
“I don’t think it will be the same as last year. I congratulate coach Alex Isabirye for reaching back to back finals. It’s not going to be an easy final according to the environment, Stadium and I expected a tough match which we will hopefully win.’ Said Coach Ibrahim Mugisha who later added that.
‘We would love to go in history of winning the double and we are working hard with the players so as to reach the fate.’
Vipers shred Mbarara City 6-1 on aggregate in the two legged semifinal of the competition to prevail to the final while the Jinja based Oil Makers beat Region league side Booma on aggregate 6-1 in the semifinal to set up a repeat of last year’s final.
*Credit: FUFA website.