Bright Stars FC have progressed to the 2019 Stanbic Uganda Cup final after eliminating Express FC in the second semifinal played on Thursday afternoon at Wankulukuku stadium.
Express took an early lead through John Revita who scored a free kick after 4 minutes while second-half substitute James Angu leveled it for the visitors 9 minutes from time forcing the game into penalties after a 2-2 aggregate score.
Nelson Senkatuka, Rajab Kakooza and Farouk Katongole scored for Bright Stars while Angu and Walusimbi missed theirs.
Disan Galiwango and John Revita scored their penalties while Davis Mayanja, Michale Birungi and Sadiq Ssekyembe missed for the Red Eagles.
Bright stars progressed to the final after emerging victorious with 3-2 on penalties.
Both teams will be in search of their first-ever Uganda Cup trophy.
The 2019 Uganda Cup final will be played on May 25th at the Masaka Recreational Stadium.
The winning club of the Uganda Cup will walk away with Shs40 million, runners up Shs20 million, semi-finalists Shs10 million while the quarter finalists walked away with Shs5 million.
The winner of the competition represents Uganda in the Caf Confederation Cup as per the rules of the competition. KCCA FC are the defending champions.
Express FC and KCCA FC are the teams that have won the Uganda Cup most, with ten times each.