Vipers lost the battle for a double this season to KCCA FC after Julius Poloto’s first half goal remained unreplied to, for the rest of the minutes.
Two weeks after lifting the Uganda Premier League, Miguel Da Costa and team traveled to Bukedea district to face KCCA FC in the Uganda Cup finals.
Unfortunately Vipers didn’t accomplish dream as the defending champions of the Cup made a difference through forward Poloto who punched a header that Ismael Watenga failed to rescue at the 42nd minute.
At the Emokori grounds-Eastern Uganda, the Uganda U20 captain jumped up timely to head a cross from expected one, Allan Okello to score the goal that ensured The Kasasiro boys retained the trophy.
Vipers however didn’t let Mike Mutebi walk away easily with a consecutive record of the title although following the opening goal the Venoms did little in the remaining three minutes of the first half.
They returned in the second half with clear intentions written all over the face of players to help Vipers bounce but attempts by De Costa’s boys remained ineffective as Charles Lukwago paid accurate attention to details.
Sadam Juma was shown red card by Referee Brian Miiro at the 73rd minute for unsporting behaviors that accumulated yellow cards.
10-men KCCA still managed to hold 2015/16 champions of the title from reclaiming the glory.
The boys in Yellow beat Paidha Black Angels Black and White in last season’s cup final played at the Green Light Stadium and the slim victory over Vipers today is so enough to win the title for the second consecutive time.
Although they missed the 2017/18 Premier League title to Vipers, they should be feeling proud for winning the Uganda Cup for the 10th time.
Best Goalkeeper – Charles Lukwago
Most Valuable Player [MVP] – Allan Okello
Top Scorer – Patrick Kaddu [Six goals]
All received a plate and a Flat screen