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Muwonge heroics inspire Bright Stars to first ever Uganda Cup finals

Stanbic Uganda Cup | Second Leg

Express 1-1 Bright Stars Aggregate (2-2)

Penalties 2-3

Goalkeeper Hamuza Muwonge was heroic as Bright Stars shocked Express in the return leg of the Stanbic Uganda Cup semi-final at Wankulukuku to set a date with Proline.

Muwonge pulled out three saves from spots that saw the Stars advance to their first ever Uganda Cup final with a 3-2 win from spots after a 1-1 draw in the normal time on Thursday.

The first leg encounter at the Champions Stadium in Mwelerwe had ended in a one-all draw.

John Revita put Express in an early lead and substitute John Angu canceled out his strike with a late header to forward the game in penalties.

John Revita fired Express in an early lead inside the first three minutes off his dazzling free kick that went upbeat hapless goalie Hamuza Muwonge.

In the second stanza, Bright Stars replaced Sam Sekitto with Jungu Methodius.

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In the 48th minute, Enock Walusimbi made a timely clearance off the line to deny Dissan Galiwango’s efforts.

In the 56th minute, Express withdrew Brian Umony off the pitch for Tony Odur before Bright Stars’ Aggrey Kirya limped off for James Angu.

Augustine Kacancu later paved way for Moses Okot and Brian Enzama was booked for a foul on Odur.

In the 75th minute, Express’ Shafik Kakeeto was cautioned for unsporting conduct and Ibrahim Kayiwa paved way for Davis Mayanja.

In the 80th minute, substitute Angu met a long ball from center and headed in brilliantly past goalie Tony Kyamera to bring matters on the level.

Immediately, goalkeeper Ronald Mutebi replaced custodian Kyamera who got injured after conceding.

In penalties, Dissan Galiwango and John Revita managed to convert their chances.

Birungi chance was punched to hit the crossbar, while Davis Mayanja and Sadiq Sekyembe spots were efforts were kept out by on-spot Muwonge.

For Bright Stars, Farouk Katongole, Rajab Kakooza and Nelson Senkatuka spots hit the back of the net.

Nelson Senkatuka celebrating after converting the decisive penalty

Whilst Enock Walusimbi shot over the bar and Angu’s chance was saved by substitute Mutebi.

Bright Stars will face off with Proline on the finals of the Uganda Cup slated for, 25th May 2019 at Masaka recreation playground.

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