Former Uganda Cranes defender Nestory Kizito has said his team SC Victoria University is very determined to lift the Uganda Cup trophy this season.
The former Serbia based professional who returned home last year and now captains SC Victoria University told Redpepper Online today morning that although they failed to win the league title which was early this week won by KCCA FC, they have put a lot of focus on the Uganda Cup knock out event.
SC Victoria University and army side Simba will face off in the semi-finals after they won their quarter final ties this week.
Kizito’s team beat newly promoted FUFA Super League side Bright Stars 2-0, while Simba FC had to struggle to beat another lower Division side Kamwokya United 5-4 on penalties after the two sides had settled for a 2-all draw.
Kizito, whose contract with SC Victoria ends next month, says they expect to face a strong Simba side but they are determined and hungry to win silverware for the team.
Alex Isabirye, the SC Victoria Coach also said although they are still struggling to finish in the first five positions in the League, they want to win the Uganda Cup trophy.
Isabirye says a winning the Uganda Cup would be a big boost because it will open gates for more exposure for the players and also guarantee them playing in the CAF Confederations Cup next year.
Isabirye who was sacked by URA FC three months ago said he was happy that finally his players have adapted to his kind of philosophy and the results are starting to come. “We shall continue to work hard,” said Isabirye.
League champions KCCA FC will face Vipers FC, while Cup holders URA FC take on Entebbe FC in other quarter final matches of the Uganda Cup.