SC Victoria University Will Now Face Sudan’s Al Shandy In Nile Basin Semis

Uganda’s representatives at the on-going Cecafa Nile Basin Cup, SC Victoria University on Saturday qualified for the semi-finals after seeing off Mbeya City FC 1-0 at the Khartoum Stadium, Sudan.

SCVictoriaMidfielder Jackson Kibirige converted a penalty in the 66th minute. Brian Toorach who wasted so many scoring opportunities was brought down in the box by defender Hamd Kibopile.

As Kibopile walked to the dressing room after receiving a straight red card, Kibirige made no mistake sending the Mbeya City FC goalkeeper David Baruan the wrong way. Kibirige took his tally to three goals in the tournament after he netted a brace in the team’s 3-0 win over Zanzibar’s Polisi Fc in the group stage.

The Tanzanian side tried to fight back to equalize, but the SC Victoria University defenders were up to the task. SC Victoria University goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan was later called to make a good save when he tipped over Seif Abdallah’s well taken cross.

Coach Morley Byekwaso introduced youngster Daniel Opolot Isiagi with eight minutes to full time when he replaced the tired Kibirige. “I am very proud of my boys because they have done a fantastic job getting the team to the semi-finals,” Byekwaso told after the game.

SC Victoria University who are the only team not to concede a goal in the tournament will now face Al Shandy (Sudan) who humbled South Sudan’s Malakia FC 3-0 last on Friday night. The winning team will take home a trophy and US$30,000 after the finals on June 4th. The second and third placed teams will take US$20,000 and US$10,000 respectively.

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