Sunday June 12, 2022

  • King George IV stadium, Masindi 3pm

Uganda Premier League champions Vipers lock horns with BUL at the King George IV stadium, Masindi in the Stanbic Uganda Cup final.

Vipers are looking at winning only their third cup final while BUL are targeting their first.

The two sides faced off in last season’s final with Vipers humiliating then depleted BUL FC 8-1 at Fufa Technical Centre, Njeru.

“Vipers wants to make history by winning its first-ever domestic double but we also want to make history by becoming the first group to guide BUL to its first-ever trophy,” said Coach Alex Isabirye.

“About last year’s opportunity, all I can say is that we were not ready because we had parted ways with almost the entire team, and used more of the junior team players against such an opponent.

“However, throughout last season we have improved tremendously although there is still a huge gap between us and Vipers. I believe we have learnt how to compete and we shall try to put up a resistance and win.”

Ibrahim Mugisha, the Vipers’ goalkeeping coach doesn’t expect an easy game as it was last season in Njeru.

“I don’t think it will be the same as last year,” said Mugisha who represented Vipers in a pre-match press conference.

“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 expect a tough match which we will hopefully win,” he added.

“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.”

A win for Vipers will make them only the fourth side to claim a league and cup double after SC Villa (5), KCCA and Express – all once.

In the league this season, Vipers won the fixture at BUL but were held at Kitende.

A win for BUL will see them earn a ticket to represent Uganda in the Caf Confederation Cup.

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