Onduparaka’s Cinderella story will continue when they play Vipers SC in the Uganda Cup final after beating Entebbe FC 4-0 on Sunday, advancing 5-0 on aggregate.
Entebbe’s chances of reversing the 1-0 loss from the first leg ended for good when Uganda U20 striker and team captain, Muhammed Shaban scored a brace. Gadaffi Gadinho and Rashid Agau then completed the rout to ensure Onduparaka play George Best Nsimbe’s side in the final on June 18, after it eliminated Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) 2-1 on aggregate in the other semifinal in Buikwe District.
“This comes as recognition of our work,” Onduparaka coach Alan Kabonge said. “I’m proud of our team, although there is still some room for improvement, especially in the final as we make history after qualifiying for the Premier League.”
It will be Onduparaka’s first appearance in the final since it formation a few years ago. Vipers is playing in the final for the third time and have never won Uganda’s oldest tournament.
The winner of the Uganda Cup earns a ticket to represent the country at the CAF Confederation cup.
Sports Club Villa who were also eliminated by Onduparaka are the defending champion.