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Kitara FC shock holders Vipers SC to reach Uganda Cup semi-finals

Kitara FC secured a thrilling victory over powerhouse Vipers SC in the quarterfinals of the Stanbic Uganda Cup, sending shockwaves through the football community.

The match played at a packed stadium on Sunday unearthed a rollercoaster of emotions for both teams and their supporters.

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Despite Vipers SC dominating possession early on, it was Kitara FC who struck first blood with an early goal, sending their fans into a frenzy.

However, Vipers SC, known for their resilience, fought back and managed to level the score, setting the stage for a nail-biting finish. With the score deadlocked at 1-1 after normal time and 2-2 after extra time, the match was ultimately decided by a dramatic penalty shootout.

In a moment of high drama, Karim Watambala, a key player for Vipers SC, missed his penalty, handing Kitara FC a historic victory.

The Royals emerged triumphant with a 5-4 victory in the shootout, sealing their place in the semifinals of the prestigious tournament.

Kitara FC’s remarkable journey in the Uganda Cup has captivated fans and pundits alike. Their underdog status, coupled with their impressive performance, has made them the team to watch in the competition.

Joining Kitara FC in the semifinals are Pajule Lions, BUL, and NEC, who also secured hard-fought victories in their respective quarterfinal matches.

Pajule Lions edged past Pakwach Young Stars with a narrow 1-0 win, while NEC overcame Police with a convincing 2-0 victory. BUL, on the other hand, emerged victorious in a thrilling penalty shootout against KCCA after a 1-1 draw in regular time.

With their historic win over Vipers SC, Kitara FC has not only booked their spot in the semifinals but has also bolstered their chances of lifting silverware this season.

Currently leading the league table with 44 points, Kitara FC is on track to make this a truly unforgettable season for their fans.

Meanwhile, for Vipers SC, their dreams of Uganda Cup glory have been dashed, leaving their only hope of silverware this season resting on their performance in the league.

Sitting second on the table with 42 points, Vipers SC will be looking to bounce back from this setback and mount a strong title challenge in the remaining fixtures.

As the dust settles on this thrilling quarterfinal clash, football fans eagerly await the semifinal showdowns, where Kitara FC and the other remaining teams will continue their quest for Uganda Cup glory.

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